Colin Newman ‎– Voice

Swim ~ ‎– Vwm 3
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Automation 5:57
A2 Faq 6:17
B1 Voice
Drums – Daniel Dimitrovski
B2 Output 6:24

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Duration not mentioned on vinyl

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  • Barcode: 5 016025 281312

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Wm3.1 Colin Newman Voice(CDr, EP, RE) Swim ~ Wm3.1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Wm3.1, INDIGO 1423-2-2 Colin Newman Voice(CD, EP, Promo) Swim ~, Strange Ways Records Wm3.1, INDIGO 1423-2-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Vwm 3 Colin Newman Voice(12", Promo) Swim ~ Vwm 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version



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June 4, 2015
The E.P. opens with ‘Automation,’ a track defined within a plethora of ideas, adapting multiple audio sources into a form which stalks the marginal shadowlands beyond the narrow confines of ordinary genres. A voice, expounding oral poetics, elucidates the paradox of modern life; winding casually, the song submerges beneath the sound. The beguiling 'FAQ' soon follows. From a seemingly simple structure, beautiful tones fluctuate in parallel to an undercurrent of diverse drum patterns. Low burning, bass bouncing and feedback fuelled, ‘Voice’ features noises culled from the voyeuristic repository of the industrious Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner). With live drumming provided by Daniel Dimitrovsky, the track carries distant DIY echoes of first generation punk, Jab Wobble or even Wire themselves (Newman being a founder member). ‘Output’ incorporates splinters of sound, fragmentary conversations, plaintive human cries, distant chants, displaced mechanisms and analogue voices, then wraps them into a creatively delicate, melodious disharmony.

(written and published April 1995)