The Same – Sync Or Swim
The Same – Sync Or Swim

The Same – Sync Or Swim

Regular price £180.00 Sale

Label: Unlikely Records – UR 17
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Experimental

Incredible '84 masterstroke from Robert Cox (of Rimarimba fame) with 'Sync Or Swim' self-released via his own Unlikely Recordings imprint as The Same. Nestled by the English seaside in Suffolk, Cox was responsible for a number of releases (mainly through his Rimarimba guise) that crafted up a completely unique, complex yet playful, utterly enchanting sound-world through heavy use of repetition, prime-number sequencing and endless overdubbing, pursued with an unwavering DIY approach. Here follows a similar aesthetic, with percussive onslaughts and mind-boggling, rhythmic sequences enriched with shimmering guitar work that joins the dots between Robert Fripp and Manuel Gottsching. Yet nothing can prepare for the B-side epic 'E Scapes', a meandering 20+ minute sonic odyssey of deft sting interplay that beguiles and completely transcends my mere attempt to describe its brilliance with words.. VERY rare original press on Unlikely Records!!!!!!  (NM.NM - top collectors copy)

A1 Set Zero 4:00
A2 Hot & Cold 4:12
A3 Larruping Shuftly 0:27
A4 Auntie Meat 1:32
A5 My First Ride In A Metro
A6 Sampled & Held 3:53
A7 Sync Or Swim 2:15
B E Scapes 20:44