I suppose anyone can be prolific. To be prolific, broad & incredibly talented is another game altogether. In just the past 2 years, Richard Swift (Secretly Canadian) has released 3 diverse, provocative projects. As Onasis finds him in the smokey, analog-fueled dinginess of 60s garage rock. Then we have the Ground Trouble Jaw EP, which features “2 soul jams, 1 funny doo-wop song & 2 synth/pop/?”.
Before that, we saw Swift take on his more well-known aural demeanor, with 2006′s Dressed Up For the Letdown. The list goes on and on. Electronic music, classic-style retro singer-songwriter, etc, etc etc. If you are a musician, you’ve got to respect this guy’s talent, creative output, and variety.
MP3: Richard Swift – Dressed up for the letdown from Dressed Up For the Letdown
MP3: Richard Swift – Knee-high boogie blues from Richard Swift as Onasis
MP3: Richard Swift – The Bully from Ground Trouble Jaw
Let’s not forget his short films and music videos. They, too, are amazing. Here’s to you, Richard Swift. You are one prolific mofo!