The Sound of Disconnect

by Nightswimmer

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"....Back in 2000 Fragmented Films has fond memories of fronting up to a grimy Punters Club to witness an electronic artist with rudimentary electronics, a trombone and a mandolin craft these beguiling textures of sound. The artist was Nightswimmer and he self released three albums between 2000 and 2003 before promptly relocating to the UK, in pursuit of his other more shoegazey pop project The Sound Movement.  He’s recently returned to Melbourne after 8 or so years abroad with a new album The Sound of Disconnect. Whilst there is some similarity in mood and aesthetic with his earlier work, there’s a greater complexity in composition and execution. Nightswimmer gives the music plenty of time and space, allowing sounds and emotions to drift gradually into earshot, vocals whisper, guitars jangle and before you know it your transported back into his incredible world..."

Bob Baker Fish (Fragmented Fish August 2012)


released July 5, 2012

Recorded in London and Melbourne
Engineered / Mixed by Andrew Day
Mastered by Colm O'Rourke
Cover Image by Robin Rimbaud
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Day
Vocals - Mimi Turner / Andrew Day
Guitar, Bass, Dan Tu, Trombone, Electronics - Andrew Day


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Nightswimmer Melbourne, Australia

Nightswimmer formed in 1998 in Melbourne, Australia as the project of instrumentalist and composer Andrew Day, who was a founding member of N.I.L and post punk band The Sound Movement. Day moved to Tokyo then Manchester and London between 2004-2011 and has returned to Melbourne to complete The Sound of Disconnect now available. He plays bass, guitar, trombone, dan tu ,mandolin and electronics. ... more

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Track Name: The Shadow
I see a victim of our times
You're touching speed
And you're passing light
And now you run and hide so fast we'll never find you

Did you reach the golden heights
Did you bask out in the light
Are you some kind of paranormal friend of mine

Do I belong in your shadow
I never tried to understand you
If there's a God beneath your skin
A whirlwind caught within
Let's see the God beneath your skin
Track Name: The Phoenix
Two white lines converging
A thousand miles apart
There's a sky that burns like fire
And I hope this will never last

Keep running out towards me
And I'll reach you in the end
But my legs are long and heavy
And I'm sinking in the sand

There's three atoms on a collision course
One splitting from inside
One bulleting at the source head on
And one burning with desire

Are you riding out with me
Or are you riding out alone
Are you leaving without me
On the long journey home
Track Name: I Am a Ghost
I am a ghost
Stood carefully
In your way
And now I find I'm just a shell
That's all I am
I am a ghost
In your way
You don't see me or my shell
That's all I have
That's all I am
Track Name: Of Suns and War
Can I ask you what for?

You could have it all...

Yesterday you sent our sun off to war
Can I ask you what for?
Yesterday you sent our sun off to war
Can I ask you what for?