The Range – Metal Swing

Title: Metal Swing

Artist: The Range

Album: Nonfiction

Year: 2013

Genre: Electronic, Experimental, IDM

“Metal Swing” is a curious track. Built around a simple rhythmic template and some looping piano chords, it kind of reminds me of some hidden dimension between an amateur British rapper and an early ear collaboration between Four Tet and Caribou. The whole track just unveils beautifully as the sample of the rapper’s voice is being stripped of its potential lyrical violence and dances around the space created by The Range. And in the end blissfully ending with less than a handful of wordless grunts still going off into space as if it’s not really ending. It’s just there.