Much attention has fallen on the subdued-corner-of-the-packed-nightclub pleasures of “Odessa,” but “Found Out” is also worth hunting down. The song is dominated by warm, melancholic smears of synth (or, in other words, the intergalactic transmissions of the most tender alien race you'll ever meet), but these hues are juxtaposed with rougher beats that sound like a hammer repeatedly meeting scaffolding. The result intrigues with its mixed-message sensibility. Swim's nine-song-long tracklist is fascinating in its own way, too, as Snaith originally recorded bits and pieces for 600-plus tracks — a revelation that makes a fine little testament to both his industriousness and editing abilities.
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