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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Since the synthesizer is a modern electronic instrument, the music it produces automatically seems to connote the future, but that doesn't explain why Austin Tofte's Minnesota-based 21st century synth pop band Swimming with Dolphins sound so retro. Current technology or no, synths, when used like this, simply conjure up the 1980s, when dancefloors were crowded by the constant beats and newly invented sound textures. Tofte sings in a light, disembodied voice over the electronic waves, sometimes joined by equally uninvolved female vocals by Sarah Beintker on "Holiday" and "Sleep to Dream", Sunsun "Happiness", and Modsun "Good Times". As the titles suggest, this is party ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Since the synthesizer is a modern electronic instrument, the music it produces automatically seems to connote the future, but that doesn't explain why Austin Tofte's Minnesota-based 21st century synth pop band Swimming with Dolphins sound so retro. Current technology or no, synths, when used like this, simply conjure up the 1980s, when dancefloors were crowded by the constant beats and newly invented sound textures. Tofte sings in a light, disembodied voice over the electronic waves, sometimes joined by equally uninvolved female vocals by Sarah Beintker on "Holiday" and "Sleep to Dream", Sunsun "Happiness", and Modsun "Good Times". As the titles suggest, this is party music, and Swimming with Dolphins make clear that the party never really has to stop, another gift of technology. "The good times don't have to end," Tofte instructs on the final track, "We can hit rewind and do it all over again."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Tooth & Nail Records
  • EAN: 5099962637923
  • Catalog Number: 26379

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Holiday (3:59)
  2. 2 Easy (3:37)
  3. 3 Sleep To Dream (3:28)
  4. 4 Diplomat (3:28)
  5. 5 Watercolors (3:15)
  6. 6 Jacques Cousteau (3:37)
  7. 7 I Was a Lover (3:34)
  8. 8 Captured (4:27)
  9. 9 Happiness (4:47)
  10. 10 Good Times - Mod Sun (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Swimming with Dolphins Primary Artist
Bobby Parker Horn
Sunsun Vocals
Sarah Beintker Vocals
Mod Sun Vocals
Technical Credits
Aaron Sprinkle Producer
Brandon Ebel Executive Producer
Zack Odom Producer
Kenneth Mount Producer
Jerad Knudson Band Photo
Swimming with Dolphins Composer
Troy Glesner Mastering
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