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MP3 Swim - Above And Beneath

Komplettes MP3 Album von Swim
Angegebene Spieldauer: 62:14
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 2002-01-24
Kurz-Beschreibung von CDbaby: Intelligent acoustirock that ripples time and speaks the truth with passionate Buckley-esque vocals set against vast landscapes of world influenced rhythms with bold colors and poetic harmonies reflecting a journey through life.

Käufer, die sich für (Sting Peter Gabriel Jeff Buckley U2 Bono Pink Floyd The Police John Denver Mayer) interessieren sollten sich dieses Album anhören.

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"All of my life I will proudly be swimming
Landscape and city and all of this sea
swimming through all that’s above and beneath
harbor to harbor and reef to reef"

swim is a pseudonym for live, to live within the vibration of life and sound, to swim within it. The music of swim could be characterized as a hybrid of Jeff Buckley and Bono singing songs written/arranged by Peter Gabriel and Sting, and produced by Pink Floyd. swim has been in existence since 1995 and has evolved into the six-member band who created the album above and beneath. They are a group of elevationists called "an excellent ensemble" by Relic magazine after their 1998 performance in Amsterdam, Holland.

After much growth and evolution over the past six years, swim melded into the perfect union of artists to complete above and beneath in 2001. Joshua Kobak leads the way as the singer/songwriter frontman using his passionate vocals and visionary lyrics as a canvas for his bandmates. Adding bold colors to the music, Katy Pfaffl (Katy Pfaffl Band) joins swim as a violinist, pianist and guitarist sharing her spirit through intense improvisation and angelic vocals. As the backbone of swim, Sean Dixon’s (The Chesterfields) creative approach to the drums brings a symphonic texture to every song where bassist Danton Boller (Jazz Mandolin Project) exists deep in the pocket in effortless harmony. Together they create vast landscapes and original grooves. Taking the music to a new level, Dan Johnson on tabla and Sebastian Guerrero on numerous South American percussion instruments add a world of influential beats and colors to Joshua’s melodic songwriting.

Joshua Kobak is a New Yorker by way of Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and his hometown of Medina Ohio. Armed with his guitar and pen, he has traveled cross-continentally on motorcycles, swung sledgehammers in factories, ridden subway cars in the earliest hours of the morning, and has been on the brightest stages in front of thousands and in the smallest clubs for less than a dozen. Along the way, he picked up the rhythms of those trains, the clang of the hammers, the wind on the roads and a following of people across the country who have heard him do what he does best.

Recently, he toured with the Broadway show RENT for a year and a half as Roger/swing. "Kobak exhibits a stunning vocal range as the down and out guitarist" (Arkansas Democrat Gazette). He performed in Canada and Japan as well as the United States. Following his truest passion, Joshua would arrive in a new city each week and find himself a solo gig for the weekend. He did this in nearly 40 cities and as the RENT tour came to a close in July of 2001, Joshua booked a six week 33 performance tour on his own starting at The Railway Club, in Vancouver, BC and ending at CBGB’S 313 NYC. The tour was a success and now the mailing list extends coast to coast. While in Chicago, at Uncommon Grounds Coffee House Joshua was asked to return in November 2001 to play the annual Jeff Buckley tribute concert. Where "Josh sang from the depth of his soul, connecting every chord and word in soft, sensitive recurrences of Jeff’s work. He was able to keep the same harmony and flow that Buckley did, while still spilling his own emotion through the music." (Kylee Nelson, https://www.tradebit.com Nov. 2001)

Joshua has done something rare and courageous with swim, he has stepped out into the center of the arena to open his unique sound to the world. swim is a band of creative artists who are committed to telling the story of Joshua’s journey in words and music. They share knowledge gained from Joshua’s experience in a way that is open, immediate and above all truthful. The vibrations of the sound are clear, above and beneath, now there is only one thing to do...swim.

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