I have always loved the EP, a small collection of well-formed tracks, maybe iterations of a single idea, or the summary of many. It is an underused form, I feel, especially in an age when the increased length of the CD yielded 60 or 70+ minute albums. Perhaps this is less meaningful now with digital releases, but I am still drawn to the idea of a small tasty audio treat. Ben's work made for the perfect beginning of the Foundry EP Series. - M. Bentley
From the press release:
The first in the FOUNDRY EP SERIES is Ben Swire's Equilibrium, bringing together the strands of beat, melody, and atmosphere to create an intoxicating travelogue in sound. The detail in these compositions is remarkable, each piece picking up the thread of the others as well as developing its own unique character. This release will appeal to anyone who has enjoyed Jonathan Hughes' Trillium CD, the output of City Centre Offices, or Susumu Yokota's Grinning Cat and Sakura.