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Swimmer One hail from Edinburgh, which when compared to its Glaswegian cousin is the equivalent of a quiet stroll in the park on a summer's day, but to the rest of us is one of those places where you wouldn't venture on your own in daylight, let alone after hours.
"What has this got to do with the record?" I hear you ask.
Well, after a few mere seconds of 'Largs Hum' and its sinister electronic caterwaltz, a forboding narrative reveals some of the darkest confines in the underbelly of Scottish coastal history, and in the process, Swimmer One's position as the chief reconstructors of northern fables is firmly ensconced. Scary.
It's other half is a cover of Kate Bush's 'Cloudbusting' that isn't particularly THAT different to the original bar a few electronic squiggles and squirts but is pleasing on the ear nonetheless.