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RICHARD SWIFT

The Atlantic Ocean

2009-06-15

After false starts and re-issues of previous material, multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Richard Swift has released his second album on Polydor/Secretly Canadian (his fourth overall). This album came about after Richard Swift met Jeff Tweedy on the set of "Later with Jools Holland". Tweedy liked what he heard and invited Swift to open for Wilco on their US tour for Sky Blue Sky. Tweedy then invited Swift to record in Wilco's Chicago loft, resulting in this album. It is quiet, folky pop with occasional synthesizer, trombone, toy piano, banjo, and other pleasant surprises; and just because it's quiet doesn't mean that it's not upbeat either, because it often is. This is nice stuff. Rebecca Ruth

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