It was late 2008 when we first encountered SeventhSwami through his performing with the San Francisco ‘Ambient Mafia’ crew and his mixes at Stilldream Campout and were instantly curious about his auditory offerings.
His debut album ‘Here For Now’ on Muti Music in 2009 garnered him much respect from accomplished Glitch, Downtempo, World and IDM producers.
“Muti further solidifies their reputation as a prime west coast outlet for downtempo electronics with this tight release. ‘tornado dreams’ and ‘forever you forever me’ are highlights, with their digitized focus and IDM aesthetic. thanks for sending…” – SHEN / Noah Pred (Native State/GSC)
“[Seventh Swami’s] mastery of form through such a variety of unique soundscapes is truly impressive, utilizing the best of atmospheric breaks, electronic hip-hop, and warped downtempo without appearing to stretch. Bits of traditional Japanese instrumentation occasionally floats up through the digital distortion and perfectly tweaked samples. The whole thing is still a hair shy of the upper level where Tipper and edIT live, but its very, very close. He’s one more illusion destroying mushroom experience and another album away from greatness.” – Pop Matters Blog
“What an Awesome Album! Some really fresh musicality going on behind the top class glitches & Mangling. This is probably my favourite Muti release so far, & considering the other artists on the Label that in itself is saying something:) keep up the great work & respects to the Seventh Swami!” – Seb Taylor (Hibernation / Digitalis / Kaya Project etc….)
SeventhSwami is our self proclaimed ‘missionary of music’ and his melodic compositions with intensely crafted atmospherics are a testament to his convictions.