Richard Swift (2)

Vrai Nom:
Ricardo Sigilfredo Olivarez Swift-Ochoa
Profil:
American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and short-film maker.
Born: March 16, 1977 in California, USA.
Died: July 3, 2018 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
He was the founder, owner, and recording engineer of National Freedom, a recording studio located in Oregon, and has worked as producer for such acts as Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Cayucas, The Shins, Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds, Foxygen, Jessie Baylin and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab.

"Most of my recording techniques come from looking at photos on the inside of Sly & The Family Stone or Beatles LPs, or from watching 'Sympathy for the Devil' and thinking, 'Oh! That's where they put the mic!'" – Richard Swift

Singer/songwriter Richard Swift's lo-fi, sepia-toned style harks back to the Tin Pan Alley age. Influenced by everyone from Bob Dylan to early-'70s dub acts like the Congos and Lee Perry, he has released six records of his own. A self-taught, natural musician, Swift is a multi-instrumentalist who will often play all the instruments on album’s he produces.

After albums released by Secretly Canadian Records and Polydor UK and the left field cult hit “Lady Luck”, Richard Swift was a semi-legend in the musical community. Beloved by other musicians for his natural skills and feel, his services have been in constantly high demand. When James Mercer fired the other members of The Shins, he called Swift to work with him and put together a band. Their collaboration has lasted 6 years. In addition, Swift was the first call when the Black Keys needed a bass player. After the Black Keys came off the road, Swift and Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach continued working together, forming The Arcs with members of the Dap Kings and releasing their debut album on Warner Brothers Records in 2015.

Throughout this time, Swift has found time to nurture other artists and grow his production career. Developing a unique sound that is both modern and retro, Swift has become a first call producer for artists seeking to inject “vibe” in their albums. The best of the modern underground – Foxygen, Kevin Morby, Damien Jurado, Valerie June, Tennis and more – have come to Swift’s compound in the middle of Oregon to utilize his services. His production of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats was a breakthrough moment for him as a producer. The album was a sensation, going gold and generating the hit single “Son of a Bitch”.

"What you can control are knobs, faders, and being a nice person." –Richard Swift
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Albums

none Richard Swift (2) - The Novelist / Walking Without Effort illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) The Novelist / Walking Without Effort (Album) Leftwing Recordings none US 2004 Vendre cette version
VBM 081 Richard Swift (2) - The Novelist illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) The Novelist(CD, Album) Velvet Blue Music VBM 081 US 2004 Vendre cette version
URA202 Richard Swift (2) - Dressed Up For The Letdown illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Dressed Up For The Letdown (Album) Secretly Canadian URA202 Australia 2006 Vendre cette version
SC173 Richard Swift (2) - Richard Swift As Onasis illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) As Onasis Richard Swift (2) As Onasis - Richard Swift As Onasis (EP) Secretly Canadian SC173 US 2008 Vendre cette version
SC183P Richard Swift (2) - The Atlantic Ocean illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) The Atlantic Ocean (Album) Secretly Canadian SC183P UK & Europe 2009 Vendre cette version
none Richard Swift (2) - Other People's Songs illustration d'album Damien Jurado & Richard Swift (2) Damien Jurado & Richard Swift (2) - Other People's Songs (Album) Not On Label (Damien Jurado Self-released), Not On Label (Richard Swift (2) Self-released) none US 2010 Vendre cette version
SC242 Richard Swift (2) - The Hex illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) The Hex (Album) Secretly Canadian SC242 Europe 2018 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

VBM 074 Richard Swift (2) - Buildings In America illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Buildings In America(7") Velvet Blue Music, Leftwing Recordings VBM 074 US 2002 Vendre cette version
VBM 085 Richard Swift (2) - You're Lying illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) You're Lying(7", Cle) Velvet Blue Music VBM 085 US 2004 Vendre cette version
VBM 093 Richard Swift (2) - P.S. It All Falls Down illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) P.S. It All Falls Down(7", Single, Whi) Velvet Blue Music VBM 093 US 2004 Vendre cette version
VBM 099 Richard Swift (2) - Nothing To Do With Foxy Boxing EP illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Nothing To Do With Foxy Boxing EP(7", EP, Blu) Velvet Blue Music VBM 099 US 2005 Vendre cette version
SWIFT1 Richard Swift (2) - Beautifulheart illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Beautifulheart (Single) Secretly Canadian SWIFT1 UK 2006 Vendre cette version
none Richard Swift (2) - Four Demos illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Four Demos(CD, EP) Secretly Canadian, Velvet Blue Music none 2006 Vendre cette version
1713630 Richard Swift (2) - Kisses For The Misses illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Kisses For The Misses (Single) Polydor 1713630 UK 2007 Vendre cette version
1732343 Richard Swift (2) - The Songs Of National Freedom illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) The Songs Of National Freedom (Single) Secretly Canadian, Polydor 1732343 UK 2007 Vendre cette version
SC187 Richard Swift (2) - Ground Trouble Jaw illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Ground Trouble Jaw (EP) Secretly Canadian SC187 US 2008 Vendre cette version
COOPR143 Richard Swift (2) - Lady Luck illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Lady Luck(CD, Single, Promo) Secretly Canadian COOPR143 UK 2009 Vendre cette version
SC204 Richard Swift (2) - The Atlantic Ocean illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) The Atlantic Ocean(CD, Single, Promo) Secretly Canadian, Cooperative Music SC204 UK 2009 Vendre cette version
FGR003i, XRA? Richard Swift (2) - LEM : Volume 9, May 2010 illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) LEM : Volume 9, May 2010(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Flannelgraph Records, Crossroads Of America FGR003i, XRA? US 2010 Vendre cette version
SC174 Richard Swift (2) - Walt Wolfman illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Walt Wolfman(12", EP) Secretly Canadian SC174 US 2011 Vendre cette version
JNR100 Richard Swift (2) - Kensington illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Kensington Joyful Noise Recordings JNR100 US 2012 Vendre cette version
JNR113-2 Richard Swift (2) - 4 Yr Luv / Lost In Time / So Smoothie illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) / Tall Tall Trees Richard Swift (2) / Tall Tall Trees - 4 Yr Luv / Lost In Time / So Smoothie(7", Ltd, Cle) Joyful Noise Recordings JNR113-2 US 2017 Vendre cette version

Compilations

VBM107, SC 111 Richard Swift (2) - The Richard Swift Collection Volume One illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) The Richard Swift Collection Volume One(2xLP + CD, EP + Comp) Velvet Blue Music, Secretly Canadian VBM107, SC 111 US 2006 Vendre cette version
SC387 Richard Swift (2) - Ground Trouble Jaw / Walt Wolfman illustration d'album Richard Swift (2) Ground Trouble Jaw / Walt Wolfman(LP, Comp) Secretly Canadian SC387 US 2015 Vendre cette version

Miscellaneous

SWIFT2 Richard Swift (2) Dressed Up For The Letdown Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Secretly Canadian SWIFT2 Europe 2007 Vendre cette version