This is Ben Swithen’s music collection on Bandcamp.

Ben Swithen

  1. Sheffield, UK
  2. Alternative
  1. collection 38
  2. followers 2
  3. following 22
  1. Money
    by Louis cole
  2. Thinking
    by Louis cole
  3. Live Sesh and Xtra Songs
    by Louis cole
  4. Time
    by Louis cole
  5. The Hustle
    by Article 54
  6. Justice Wears High Tops
    by Groove Crusader
  7. From The Bed To The Settee (And Back Again)
    by Soup Review
    Thoughts While Walking To Euston Thoughts While Walking To Euston
    I like this album a lot. It's fun, it's very human. I like how it delves into small, uncelebrated moments of daily life - a recipe or a shopping trip - and lets us experience them as something small but warm and precious. It keeps it intimate, even when it rises like an anthem.

    There are some magnificent rhymes and well-crafted word-play. I'm glad every time I hear the conclusion of Jezza, a short coda to the first half of the record.

    Good art, it gives me joy. They're worth seeing live, too.
  8. Double Take
    by The Dog Bonfires
  9. The Three Bears at Christmas
    by Kitchen Zoo
  10. The Prayer & Profanity Of HOWARD COWARD
    by chelsea hare
  11. possum
    by Bento
  12. Wow
    by ΔNGEL_FUNDING
    appears in 1 other collection
  13. THE FLOOD - BOOK 2
    by Ratboy Genius
  14. Starship Genius Ep. 4 7/8 Don't Be Late INSTRUMENTAL
    by Ratboy Genius
  15. Sleep Machine (Acoustic)
    by Jenny Owen Youngs
  16. Great Big Plans
    by Jenny Owen Youngs
  17. Two By Two (Acoustic)
    by Jenny Owen Youngs
  18. O1
    by The Dog Bonfires
  19. Slack Tide
    by Jenny Owen Youngs
  20. As Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth
    by Half-handed Cloud
  21. Nobody's Prefect
    by MC Sketchy
  22. An Island Keen to Float
    by Dead Slow Hoot
  23. Thy Is A Word & Feet Need Lamps
    by Half-handed Cloud
  24. Halos & Lassos
    by Half-handed Cloud
    Feed Your Sheep A Burning Lamp Feed Your Sheep A Burning Lamp
    I have passionately loved Half-handed Cloud's 'Flying Scroll Flight Control' for years, but I've held off from buying any of their records for fear they'd be disappointing in comparison. On the contrary, 'Halos & Lassos' shares all the merits of FSFC. Really engaging, jaunty, sincere songs, Biblically inspired. It has a patchwork 'Smile Sessions' sound, like we're inside the recording, which instruments arriving SUDDENLY. I'm immensely satisfied to have bought this album.
  25. RD Orchestra 2009 - "The Adventure"
    by Ryan Dorin
    Adventure Begins Adventure Begins
    Ryan Dorin's story-telling music gives me great joy and satisfaction. I've snapped up most of his Ratboy Genius works (and can't wait for others to be purchasable as albums, not just tracks). His 2009 RD Orchestra adventure is full of engaging, cheerful loops, with the same production and polish that he's brought to all recent works. I love 'Adventure Begins' for its kinship with Sea Shanty. I like the way the album moves from cheerful overture to darker, more pensive tracks like Underground.
  26. Keep The Ball Rolling
    by Dead Slow Hoot
    The whole of the 'I Suppose They Were Better off As Dead' EP is excellent, but this track is my personal favourite, so I've been glad to pick up the mildly-longer single version. The bass and drums are so insistent that the rolling ball of the middle section sounds alarmingly ominous. It's hard to listen to this without foreseeing a disastrous future.
  27. Cellotape
    by Sariard
  28. Dressed For Rain
    by Il Protagonisto
    Break Mine Again Break Mine Again
    An oldie but a goodie. Some of Il Protagonisto's best work is on display here. 'The Snowman' and 'Ghost Town' are very Cohen-tinted, and all the better for it. 'Break Mine Again' is a marvellous song, and I originally I assumed it was a cover of a standard. The occasional recorder parts, and Jengin Jordan's backing vocals, give this a very pleasing sound. A sincere record, good art.
  29. THE FLOOD - BOOK 1
    by Ratboy Genius
  30. By Necessity
    by Il Protagonisto
    appears in 1 other collection
  31. Happyman on the Red Planet - Act II
    by Ratboy Genius
  32. Happyman on the Red Planet - Act I
    by Ratboy Genius
  33. Starship Genius Ep. 4 7/8 Don't Be Late
    by Ratboy Genius
    I could listen to this track a thousand times. I got into Ratboy Genius to watch the Minecraft story, but The Flood and the Starship Genius story are Ryan Dorin's masterworks, and this track is my favourite synthesis of his performance, vocal arrangements and animation.
  34. Ratboy Genius Dreams. . . Minecraft
    by Ratboy Genius
  35. Fresh Fish
    by Boring Phil
  36. Fade Out
    by The Dog Bonfires
  37. Maximum Leg Length
    by Boring Phil
  38. Primetime - The Very Best of Johnny Hazlewood
    by Johnny Hazlewood
    appears in 1 other collection