Young Philadelphia-based producer Swarvy came through last week with an utterly massive full-length via Bandcamp. Titled Trillian, the instrumental maestro strolls us through a whopping 30 tracks. From dusty, antiqued boom-bap funk to twitchy, tense sci-fi abstractions, homie clearly demonstrates some versatility- no two tracks work with the same sort of sound palette, Trillian instead derives its consistency from its relaxed, casual feel.
More than adept in his sample manipulation, Swarvy’s jazz influences are present throughout, though sometimes more aggressively experimental (think John Zorn) than slick and smooth. Included on Trillian are a number of collabs with seasoned beat architect Mndsgn and a couple with Knova, and it’s a testament to Swarvy’s versatility and production chops that these outside influences aren’t immediately obvious- good beats are good beats, and Trillian’s got those in spades.
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Purchase: Swarvy – Trillian [Bandcamp]