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Release Date: 3rd March 2017


Re-issue of the debut solo LP from the composer bassist and producer and member of The Cinematic Orchestra Phil France which was originally released in 2013. This comes courtesy of the excellent Gondwana Records who this year signed France to a three album deal. The Swimmer is a beautiful beguiling "soundtrack" for a film that hasn't been made yet. It is deeply emotive and epic in scale and draws its influences from the great second wave of film composers including John Carpenter and Vangelis as well as minimalist composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass. France's skill in this album as well as his work with The Cinematic Orchestra is in soundtracking human emotion - The Swimmer is full of heartbreak and recovery strength honesty and frailty it is meditative and hopeful. A beautiful collection of modern classical/ambient electronica compositions!