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Currently based in Cologne, Germany, but hailing from Washington D.C., Reba Fay is Swan Meat – poet, audio engineer and producer, among other talents.
Newly-announced as a Rinse FM resident, she’s also dropped tracks on Bala Club and PERMALINK – her latest being ‘Throat‘.
Taking the wheel for the latest Dummy Mix, she told us: “Though it’s hard to say this without sounding a bit, I dunno, cringe, when I compose and subsequently produce music my workflow is narrative rather than modular; i.e. I can’t work with loops or write from a foundation-of-repetition, though I know I’m supposed to and should. Wait, there’s an easier way to say this: I get bored easily!
“Maybe it’s because I’m also a writer, but when I make music I always find myself making these big, fantastical sonic-narrative-what-have-you leaps, ‘cuz why can’t one song actually be five, ten, 1000? Anyway I sort of did the same thing with this mix – it’s the soundtrack to some sort of demented adventure, maybe: I’m wearing a gigantic raccoon suit (idk how it’s on, though) and I’m trapped in this haunted house in the basement of a hotel in Las Vegas, running through all these rooms trying to escape. The light at the end of the nightmare is my music.”
She continues: “This mix skates from genre to genre with lots of fast cuts and mixing, and features quite a bit of music I like to play when I’m DJing live (or on my Rinse show) as well as my own stuff. It starts out hyperactive circa 170BPM and sort of starts breaking down, deteriorating with the entrance of this Children of Bodom track through ’til the end.”
A super-fast blend of trance, drum ‘n’ bass, heavy metal, video game dialogues and poetry readings, Swan Meat’s Dummy Mix is a wild ride.
Swan Meat – Tearz Intro
Anne Sexton – Wanting To Die
Nier OST – Shadowlord
Humanon & Instinkt – Mindbender
Krampf – Should We Accept Trance
S3RL – Click Bait
??? – ???
Svengali – F This
Distributor – Discover The Mind
Hypoxic – You Are Not Alone
Eaves – Wound
American McGee’s Alice OST – Pool of Tears
Silent Hill 2 Dialogue
Lucia Dlugoszewski – Disparate Stairway Radical Other
Secret of Evermore OST – Ambience
Conical Brazers – Crazy
Dead Can Dance – Saltarello
CYPHR – A Constant Desire To Consume
Gaika – GKZ (Purpurrpurple edit)
Children of Bodom – Touch Like Angel of Death
Black Out – Vendetta
György Ligeti – Musica Ricercata
GYUR – Torch
Paula Temple & Eomac – Kralle
CazDal – Haunted
Demon’s Crest OST – Beyond the Colosseum
Swan Meat – Throat
Swan Meat – Lisp
Doki Doki Literature Club! OST – My Feelings
Filmy Ghost & Yikii – Ocean of Nightmares
Swan Meat’s ‘Throat’ is out now – find it on Bandcamp.