“Swift” by Bill Laurance Review
A member of the band Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance is one of the greatest composers I have ever heard. His first album, Flint, is a masterpiece. A mix between classical, funk, electronic music, and maybe some progressive rock mixed in, both albums feel like a professional improv session (which perhaps they almost are). With repeating beats and melodies, there must be some influences of Philip Glass in this album. Laurance’s sophomore album is more experimental; combining the feel of post-rock with long guitar chords, classical instruments making up the melody, and sporadic drum solos. This album will take you far from where you are sitting, into a mythical world, almost. It grabs your full attention, and there is almost no way to describe the feeling of listening to Swift.
– By Emma Reinberg