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"Rarely do the guys at Gung Ho! pick up a dud and it is yet more quality uncovered here - Glide & Swerve will certainly stand out from the labels pool of edgy electro artists; instead, these guys specialise in dreamy, delicious balearic house and electronica and they've come up with an absolute sweetheart of an album"
"Crazy P meets Spirit Catcher by way of a down-tempo Adam Freeland and Deep Dish. This is erotic electronica - laidback Nu-Disco at its best. Barbeque; bath; cooking; cleaning; reading; ironing; in a bar, restaurant or club…This is diverse, catchy and instantly lovable.
Over half the album warrants being named as a ‘stand out track’ and the one that really does it for me is ‘Lara’s Song’. The groove, the euphoric woodwind sound, the pads, the tempo, the vocal elements and the varied segments clearly illustrate everything that makes a great electronic track. The emotion and soul of the pair really shine through in this track that is a great example for any budding producer…" 9/10
"Like a Rubik's Cube, the more time you devote to this album, the more likely it is to yield up its pleasures to your receptive eardrums."
“a totally Balearic debut album, Bring Back Love, sounds something like Lemon Jelly or Zero 7 and is ideal for those blissful chill moments”
"They show a real attention to detail, be it a cymbal crash at the end of And I Smile (which is the forthcoming single) to the beats that make Here & Now such a treasure of weird pysche. While they do utilise vocalists to brilliant effect throughout the album they also provide some quality instrumental moments.
It really is a delightful album from start to finish and is certainly up there with the best dance albums released this year."
About the Album
Glide & Swerve’s cloud-gazing electronica is the perfect companion to 2009’s summer adventures. Mining a similar path to Lemon Jelly, Ultramarine, and Zero 7, the duo’s debut album, ‘Bring Back Love’, is a beautifully crafted long-player brimming with horizontal beats, pastoral melodies, and Balearic goodness.
Ivan's musical journey began in 1988 with the arrival of the club scene; working as a DJ with legendary greats including Derek B, Tony Wilson and Carl Cox and making appearances at Dark Side of the Moon, Pacha and Genesis parties.
Glide & Swerve, began life in Hong Kong as a production outfit and promoters of the island’s most infamous parties (often 2 day affairs which attracted international travelers, ex-pats, and Hong Kong Chinese alike). In addition to the DJs they’d fly in, Glide & Swerve would perform live alongside several vocalists, occasional dance troops, musicians, and a video artist who would create live backdrops on a 40 foot canvas behind the band.
Upon returning to the UK, G&S began working on their own material and remixes for other artists. They released tracks and mixes for the likes of Pacha, Seamless, and 852, before recently signing with top indie imprint, Gung-Ho! Recordings, the home of The Japanese Popstars, Burn The Negative, Zoo Brazil, Petter & The Pix, Gus Gus, and more.
If electro pop is the current sound of Saturday night Britain, then ‘Bring Back Love’ is the soundtrack to a Sunday afternoon spent in ‘recovery’. Forthcoming single, ‘And I Smile’, is one of the album’s vocal tracks, and is currently being played by specialist radio shows including that of French whiz, Laurent Garnier.
Elsewhere, the album crosses downtempo beats (‘Inner Dub’), with dub (‘Falling’ and ‘The Journey Back’), quirky lounge (‘The Last Stand Of Mr Dann’), and psychedelic breakbeat (‘Here & Now’). Soundtrack-style moments such as ‘Lara’s Song’, sit neatly with the broken rhythms of ‘Feel It’, while tracks such as ‘Pure’ and ‘This Is Yours’ show Glide & Swerve can also take the tempo up a notch with ease.