More a concept of genre-less musical collage than an easily pigeon-holed sound, Channel Swimmer mixes forgotten soundtracks, dusty B-sides, found sounds and live instrumentation to create seasonal music wide in scope, variety, emotion and experimentation.
Created over a 5 year period, 2011's 'Alphabet' was the 26 track debut album from Channel Swimmer, drawing comparisons to The Avalanches, The Go! Team and DJ Shadow for it's eclectic and inventive use of samples. Almost entirely sample-based and featuring over a thousand samples, 'Alphabet' is a varied journey through genres, fads, countries and eras.
The follow-up came in the form of continuous mix 'Souvenirs' in 2017, another entirely sample-based album of multiple genres, warmly received by crate-diggers, sample nerds and casual listeners. Channel Swimmer continues to swim beneath the radar of the mainstream, offering up lengthy sample-laden albums to a dedicated following in the know.