SWOLL is the minimal, low-end-heavy electronic project of Matt Dowling, who has played bass for a number of DC-based bands including Deleted Scenesthe EFFECTSPaperhaus, and Joy Buttons.  After the dissolution of Deleted Scenes in 2015, Dowling started working with Benjamin Schurr (Br'er/BLIGHT.Records) on a series of sparse, melancholic, yet hook-driven new songs. Utilizing limitations as a composition tool, the duo focused on a spare sonic palate of old drum machines, bass, baritone guitar and haunting synths. Stylistically, SWOLL marries elements of pop, electro, rock and trap with major emphasis on grooves. Dowling's falsetto floats atop chugging bass lines as a stark contrast to the dark growling beats, giving the music both an intimate and powerful presence.


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released March 9, 2018  

Matt Dowling - Voice, Baritone Guitar, Bass Guitar, Synth 
Benjamin Schurr - Synth, Beats 

Produced by Benjamin Schurr and Matt Dowling 
Recorded by Benjamin Schurr at studio BLIGHT. 
Mixed by Doug Walters at Myster Studio (LA) 
Mastered by Calin Enache at District Sound Lab (DC) 

Layout/Design by Benjamin Schurr 
Photo by Kevin Chambers

BLIGHT.Records, September 27, 2019



BLIGHT. records was formed to proliferate forward thinking radical art and music that focuses on the exploration of challenging new forms of sonic expression. 

© 2018 by BLIGHT.Records. 

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