Formerly trading as Bash Nova, Swin Deorin is a hermit-like Scottish electronic musician whose album “Corners” received a pretty good review here on the site. It was a sort of dark ambient affair and it was good enough for me to check out another Bash Nova release, which I did not like one little bit. There’s your background.
Swin Deorin seems to be an entirely different affair and I quite like it. Taking one tune and remixing it in 5 different styles, the title “Evolving An Idea” is a pretty swift way of summing up what this EP is about. I expected to get bored of hearing the same tune 5 times but his treatments are sufficiently different to maintain the listeners interest and he does enough work on each production to make it feel like an individual, not just a genetically mutated clone.
Good enough for me to check out some of the other stuff and clearly written for the love of making music, rather than with a cynical eye cast at what’s currently fashionable over at Ditchspoon magazine and free to boot.