CD Digipak (Edition of 250)
We Swim is the sophomore record by Atlanta artist, Dot.s. It was conceived and recorded inside of a closet, whose walls and ceiling were upholstered with thick quilts that would block sound and air conditioning and comfort provided by sound and air-conditioning. All the songs were written and recorded by Ryan James and played by Bonnie Hardie, Joe Crabb, Nick Lynds, and Garrett Goss in early 2016. Paul Katzman and Jake Thompson offered additional recording/mixing. With the exception of an intermission, the album acts as one winding piece, circulating around a theme of entertainment and the inherent sadness doomed to follow a life that has been desensitized to devices meant to stimulate our attention. There’s some corny love stuff in there too. Through a structure that is both winding and highly percussive, Dot.s hopes to take music shelved as “pop” or “dance” to a place that feels unfamiliar and strange and sweet.
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