Swindle Peace, Love & Music
Published Sep 23, 2015If "boisterous" were a sound, held the weight and connotations associated with the voice of an instrument, an utterance, a style or genre, it would be the perfect word to encapsulate Swindle's Peace, Love & Music. With elaborate live instrumentation and guest collaborations, the LP reflects Swindle's influences after a two-year world tour.
While his obvious love for jazz fusion is prominently displayed across the album, its brilliance is teaming that brass and percussion with dubstep, grime and bass. Rather than pigeonhole himself into a specific style, Swindle used these global influences to make an album that is so diverse in scope that it's nearly impossible to describe, but a listen to first single "London to L.A." is a pretty good indication of what to expect. Fat synth comes in under the twang of guitar, the track hits a patch of grime, tosses in trumpet and ties it together with the swell of strings. It's entirely unexpected, in all the right ways. (Butterz)