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Les Fauves

by Swoop and Cross

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The Hand 14:30
Onni 08:09
Vestal 06:43
CLVLL 03:58
The Fist 04:11


Norway-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Swoop and Cross joins piano and coffee records to release his sophomore full-length album Les Fauves.

Since the release of his acclaimed debut album with Time Released Sound in 2018, Swoop and Cross has been working on a new project entitled Les Fauves. As the name indicates, this project was profoundly influenced by fauvism, which inspired the use of heavy saturation, unconstrained orchestral segments and pointillistic revolving melodies and orchestrations.

Like the first renown fauvist exhibition in 1905, this album combines ‘in the same room’ various stylistically aggressive pieces with a more conservative track (CLVLL), highlighting the ferocious nature of the remainder tracks of the album. It is, ultimately, a depiction of visual and auditory noise in nowadays’ automaton-like societies, and an attempt to prove that inner quietness, here in the form of gentle melodies, can permeate and eventually overrule such noise.

This album was composed, recorded and mixed between 2018 and 2021, in London, UK, mastered at Black Knoll Studio, and will be available on the 4th of February on limited edition CD and digital format, featuring artwork by Celia Bayo that depicts a vestal virgin, which inspired track #4 Vestal, clashing restrained and feral styles.


released February 4, 2022


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