Swim ~

Swim ~

Profile:
Innovative electronica-label launched in 1993 with Malka Spigel's first solo album "Rosh Ballata". Swim is run by Malka Spigel and her partner Colin Newman (the Wire man) and has ploughed a furrow as the premier "Post Everything" label. Combining the best in genuinely innovative electronica, genre-crunching outrock and sheer sonic invention with strong melodic content the label cultivates the deeply cool while retaining a surprising accessibility.

For Producer credits use Swim (8).
Sublabel
Contact Info:
swim~
PO POX 3459
LONDON SW19 6ES
UK
Sites:
[l2954]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7VWM1 Templates / Stage Of Development  album cover Silo Templates / Stage Of Development 7VWM1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
7vwm-2 Versus / Bund  album cover Symptoms Versus / Bund(7") Swim ~ 7vwm-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
7VWM3 K2 / Prime Movers  album cover Silo K2 / Prime Movers(7") Swim ~ 7VWM3 UK 2001 Sell This Version
7VWM4 War Day  album cover Rhodes (6) War Day(7") Swim ~ 7VWM4 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BACKCD20 Back To Mine  album cover Pet Shop Boys Back To Mine(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) DMC BACKCD20 UK 2005 Sell This Version
cdfwm36 Free Git  album cover Githead Free Git(CD) Swim ~ cdfwm36 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CDPCON22 Legion Of Green Men The Borderless E.P.(Minimax, EP, Promo) Post Contemporary, Swim ~ CDPCON22 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CDSWm10 Hide  album cover Malka Spigel Hide (MiniAlbum, Maxi) CDSWm10 US 1996 Sell This Version
CDSWM11 Prepare For The Others To Follow  album cover Pablo's Eye Prepare For The Others To Follow(CD, Maxi) Swim ~ CDSWM11 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cdswm36 My L-CA  album cover Githead My L-CA(CD, Promo) Swim ~ Cdswm36 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CUSWM01 Live  album cover Spigel*Newman*Colin*Malka Live (Album) CUSWM01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DVWM15 In Glorious Black And Blue  album cover Ronnie And Clyde In Glorious Black And Blue(2x12") Swim ~ DVWM15 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DWm3 Bastard  album cover Colin Newman Bastard(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Swim ~ DWm3 US 1997 Sell This Version
DWm20 Water Communication  album cover Various Water Communication(2xCD, Comp) Swim ~ DWm20 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none Lobe  album cover Lobe Lobe(CD, Album, Promo) Swim ~ none Germany 1996 Sell This Version
none Githead Profile(CDr, Album, Promo) Swim ~ none UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Hibernation  album cover Lobe Hibernation(CDr, Album) Swim ~ none UK 1999 Sell This Version
ST 226-4 Water Communication  album cover Various Water Communication(2xCass, Comp) Swim ~ ST 226-4 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
strx leaves 05 Quo Vadis  album cover G-Man Quo Vadis strx leaves 05 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Swim wm 2 Tree  album cover Oracle Tree(CD, Album) Swim ~ Swim wm 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SWM20 Water Communication  album cover Various Water Communication(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr, Car) Swim ~ SWM20 US 1997 Sell This Version
T-27 Dream Injection 2  album cover Various Dream Injection 2(2xCD, Comp) Sub Terranean, Sub Terranean, Sub Terranean T-27 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
T-96 Dream Injection 5 (3D Audio 3CD)  album cover Various Dream Injection 5 (3D Audio 3CD)(3xCD, Comp) Sub Terranean, Sub Terranean, Sub Terranean T-96 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
T-117 Dream Injection 6 (Audio Sculptures)  album cover Various Dream Injection 6 (Audio Sculptures)(2xCD, Comp) Sub Terranean, Sub Terranean, Sub Terranean T-117 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
VAWM09 Kushti  album cover G-Man Kushti VAWM09 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VPWM15 In Glorious Black And Blue EP  album cover Ronnie And Clyde In Glorious Black And Blue EP(12", EP, Promo) Swim ~ VPWM15 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Vwm 1 Remixes Of Oracle  album cover Oracle Remixes Of Oracle(12") Swim ~ Vwm 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Vwm2 The Ghostwriter  album cover Resolution The Ghostwriter(12") Swim ~ Vwm2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Vwm 3 Voice  album cover Colin Newman Voice Vwm 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
VWM05 Steady  album cover Plastic Venus Steady(10") Swim ~ VWM05 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Vwm 7 Placebo  album cover Lobe Placebo Vwm 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Vwm9 G--Man  album cover G--Man* G--Man Vwm9 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Vwm 10 Hide  album cover Malka Spigel Hide(12") Swim ~, Swim ~ Vwm 10 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Vwm 11 Prepare For The Others To Follow (Remixes)  album cover Pablo's Eye Prepare For The Others To Follow (Remixes) Vwm 11 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Vwm 12 2nd Immersion  album cover Immersion (2) 2nd Immersion Vwm 12 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Vwm 14 G--Man II  album cover G--Man* G--Man II Vwm 14 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Vwm 15 Last Hand E.P.  album cover Ronnie & Clyde* Last Hand E.P. Vwm 15 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Vwm16 Cryptic Audio  album cover Dol-lop Cryptic Audio (Album) Vwm16 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Vwm 17 Macro–Scopic  album cover Ronnie & Clyde* Macro–Scopic (EP) Vwm 17 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Vwm 4.1 Remixes Vol. 1  album cover Immersion (2) Remixes Vol. 1 Vwm 4.1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
VWM04.2 Remixes Volume 2  album cover Immersion (2) Remixes Volume 2 VWM04.2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
VWM04.3 Remixes Volume 3  album cover Immersion (2) Remixes Volume 3(12") Swim ~ VWM04.3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Vwm 50 Analogue Creatures  album cover Immersion (2) Analogue Creatures (EP) Vwm 50 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Vwm 52 Living On An Island  album cover Immersion (2) Living On An Island(10") Swim ~ Vwm 52 UK 2016 Sell This Version
vwm55 Sleepless  album cover Immersion (2) Sleepless(LP, Album) Swim ~ vwm55 2018 Sell This Version
VWM16.1 Cryptic Audio  album cover Dol-lop Cryptic Audio(12") Swim ~ VWM16.1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
VWM16.2 Cryptic Audio (Disc Two)  album cover Dol-lop Cryptic Audio (Disc Two)(12") Swim ~ VWM16.2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
WAY 121 Prepare For The Others To Follow  album cover Pablo's Eye Prepare For The Others To Follow(CD, Maxi) Strange Ways Records WAY 121 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
wm 1 Rosh Ballata  album cover Malka Spigel Rosh Ballata(CD, Album) Swim ~ wm 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WM 3 Bastard  album cover Colin Newman Bastard (Album) WM 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
wm 4 Oscillating  album cover Immersion (2) Oscillating(CD, Album) Swim ~ wm 4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WM 5 Helven Park  album cover Plastic Venus Helven Park (Album) WM 5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Wm7 Lobe  album cover Lobe Lobe (Album) Wm7 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Wm 8 Space + Time * Liquids + Metals  album cover Cusp Space + Time * Liquids + Metals (Comp) Wm 8 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Wm 9 Kushti  album cover G-Man Kushti (Album) Wm 9 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Wm10 My Pet Fish  album cover Malka Spigel My Pet Fish(CD, Album) Swim ~ Wm10 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WM11 All She Wants Grows Blue  album cover Pablo's Eye All She Wants Grows Blue(CD, Album) Swim ~ WM11 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WM12 Low Impact  album cover Immersion (2) Low Impact(2xCD, Album) Swim ~, Swim ~ WM12 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WM15 In Glorious Black And Blue  album cover Ronnie & Clyde* In Glorious Black And Blue (Album) WM15 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Wm17 Hibernation  album cover Lobe Hibernation(CD, Album) Swim ~, Swim ~ Wm17 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
WM19 Instar  album cover Silo Instar(CD, Album) Swim ~ WM19 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Wm21 Floating In Shallow Water  album cover Legion Of Green Men Floating In Shallow Water(CD, Album) Swim ~ Wm21 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Wm22 Symptoms  album cover Symptoms Symptoms(CD, Album) Swim ~ Wm22 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Wm24 Trace Elements  album cover Akatombo Trace Elements(CD, Album) Swim ~ Wm24 UK 2003 Sell This Version
wm25 Desde Que Nací  album cover Aurelie Desde Que Nací(CD, Album) Swim ~ wm25 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Wm27 Once Somebody's Baby Boy  album cover Toucaen Once Somebody's Baby Boy(CD, Album) Swim ~ Wm27 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Wm29 Alloy  album cover Silo Alloy(CD, Album) Swim ~ Wm29 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WM30 Swim Team # 1  album cover Various Swim Team # 1(CD, Comp, Smplr) Swim ~ WM30 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Wm3.1 Voice  album cover Colin Newman Voice (EP) Wm3.1 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
wm32 Apathy  album cover Symptoms Apathy(CD, Album) Swim ~ wm32 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WM33 Swim Team # 2  album cover Various Swim Team # 2(CD, Comp, Smplr) Swim ~ WM33 UK 2001 Sell This Version
wm34 Headgit  album cover Githead Headgit(CD, EP) Swim ~ wm34 UK 2004 Sell This Version
wm36 Profile  album cover Githead Profile(CD, Album) Swim ~ wm36 UK 2005 Sell This Version
wm39 Art Pop  album cover Githead Art Pop (Album) wm39 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Wm 4.0 Full Immersion: The Remixes Vol. 1  album cover Immersion (2) Full Immersion: The Remixes Vol. 1 (Album) Wm 4.0 UK 1995 Sell This Version
wm43 Landing  album cover Githead Landing(CD, Album) Swim ~ wm43 UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
WM43PROMO Landing  album cover Githead Landing(CD, Album, Promo) Swim ~ WM43PROMO UK 2009 Sell This Version
wm45 Waiting For A Sign  album cover Githead Waiting For A Sign (Album) wm45 UK 2014 Sell This Version
WM45LP Waiting For A Sign  album cover Githead Waiting For A Sign(LP, Album) Swim ~ WM45LP UK 2014 Sell This Version
wm54 Analogue Creatures Living On An Island  album cover Immersion (2) Analogue Creatures Living On An Island (Album) wm54 UK 2016 Sell This Version
wm55 Sleepless  album cover Immersion (2) Sleepless(CD, Album) Swim ~ wm55 UK 2018 Sell This Version
wm70 Every Day Is Like The First Day  album cover Malka Spigel Every Day Is Like The First Day (Album) wm70 UK & US 2012 Sell This Version
wm 72 Gliding  album cover Malka Spigel Gliding (EP) wm 72 UK 2014 Sell This Version
wm 72s Tall Grey Buildings  album cover Malka Spigel Tall Grey Buildings(CDr, Single, Promo) Swim ~ wm 72s UK 2014 Sell This Version

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darknesstraveller

darknesstraveller

June 4, 2015
The sounds of now and only now, from the leading independent label in the U.K.

(written and published April 1995)
darknesstraveller

darknesstraveller

June 4, 2015
Since 1992 the charms of Swim have rippled anonymously into the data stream. Unassuming, moderate and low key, their releases are tentatively adopted and cautiously championed by Balearic extremists, this non-techno label is steadily reaching more and more techno people. “The whole Swim proposition is founded on the principle of releasing contemporary records. It gets us into a lot of trouble,” notes co-founder Colin Newman, referring to the tribalism between musical purists, but “It’s music that good and music that’s valid.”

From the monthly electronic excursions of the Immersion remix series, through the distorted guitar sculptures of Macedonian grunge sextet Plastic Venus, toward the junglistic panache of Ronnie and Clyde, and lately with the rhythmic ructions of Belgians with Afro-American connections, Pablo’s Eye, Swim are releasing music crossing the broadest possible spectrum, inspired by a refusal to adhere to any retro sensitivities. Operating the label “in total partnership” with real life companion Malka Spigel, Newman believes the ability to convey interesting ideas in an effective way, comes from their being audio artists themselves, and not merely a record company. “We’re just trying, just exercising our taste,” he remarks.

Future projects might just involve Justin Broadrick (Godflesh), Axel Libeert (Pablo’s Eye) and Ian Hartley (Lobe). Diverse and completely confusing, Swim records can be identified by Jon Wozencroft’s extraordinary elemental artwork, included on both covers and labels. Music that satisfies different criteria, that breaks the rules of techno, that resists preconceptions, is part of the international sonic armoury of now. Reward your ear canals. Learn to swim. Hear new voices from a new wave.

(written July 1995, published August 1995)