Tairiq & Garfield / Childhood Swing
Album: Childhood Swing   Collection:General
Artist:Tairiq & Garfield   Added:Jul 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-08-07 Pull Date: 2015-10-09 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep 27 Sep 20 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 03, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Aug 15, 2015)
Talking Ii
4. Jan 05, 2016: subwoofer etc rough best of 2015
By The Bay
2. Jul 28, 2016: subwoofer etc
Childhood Swing
5. Oct 16, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [FQ153]
Talking Ii
3. Feb 03, 2016: subwoofer motion
By The Bay
6. Oct 06, 2015: subwoofer etc
Talking Ii

Album Review
lionel hutz
Reviewed 2015-08-06
bass music/squelchy r&b abstractions

At first glance, you’re a little worried, because the title seems like a cheap nostalgia ploy and the sound is clearly in the Mount Kimbie/early James Blake vein. But while pleasant overall, it’s also got its share of noise and abrasion, and its structures tend to sidestep the obvious payoffs (but aren’t difficult just for the sake of it). Lots of hazy neon synth glow, slow jam vibes, shredded vocals. But also some good brooding and oppressiveness.

FCC clean (instrumental)

RIYL: Mount Kimbie, Silkie, James Blake singles, Pariah, Lapalux, etc

1. rain, rising droning synth bass, sample asking when a cyborg becomes a machine. then synth bubbles and crunching stomps. then rising synth squiggles. finally, heavy stuttering crunchy drum machines, trappy snares and long cymbal rolls, ghostly/warbling/glitchy synth lines flit in and out. flickers out in fuzz. 3:13
2. loping drums (lightly filtered), spacey bright bells, moog flutters. quiet wordless backup vox. stronger undulating moog later. pleasant dreamy sketch. 2:48
3. bright synth streaks, slightly plaintive synth squiggles, strings (koto?), glitchy synth flutters. lo-fi heavy drum machines and slow rolling bassline come in, more abstracted r&b synth melody. slowly escalating small scale drama. 4:54
4. reverby synth swirls, spacey shiny notes. growly midrange synth and a touch of slow jam guitar. sweetness gets cut by clanky lo-fi machine stomp. later, guitar plucks come back, with rising synths. beat drops out, synths scale back, get glitchy, occasional synth string accents, withholds the drop you expect and slowly spools some percussion back in at the end. 3:42
5. rising high end gives way to mellow pads and thin synth horns. beat hiccups in, synths glitch out, coalesces into deep 808 southern hip-hop low end and ‘10 post-dubstep synth colors. nice restrained drop in the middle. gradually falls apart for the last couple min instead of soaring like you’d expect, ends in murk and a chirp, excellent move. abstract soft-focus trunk rattler. 5:17
6. heavy 4/4 techno beat slowly decays to a less straight-forward rhythm as atmosphere and twangy synth line rise up. bells (maybe toy piano?) come in, synths sour a bit, things pick up again. has that background vocoder been there the whole time? does another slow fall apart to the finish line, less prolonged than #5. 4:25

recommended: 5, 4, 6, 3, any

Track Listing
1. Hood Low   4. Swept Over The Rug
2. The Treatment   5. By The Bay
3. Talking Ii   6. Childhood Swing