The sound of this EP is very flat, with songs all sounding recorded live with meager means. Incredibly distant guitars pluck around little surf-rock lines with equally distant vocals and drums. The entire production is completely drowned in reverb, and recorded with fuzzy (possibly old cassette) methods, therefore it's hard to make out any lyrics.
Songs like “Rangeboy” add even more effects to an already thickly effected recording, with phasers kicking in heavily on certain choruses.
Altogether the sound is pretty quirky, and incredibly lo-fi, but not un-enjoyable. While listening to the EP, it's easy for the listener to slip away into the distant landscape that Swiss Alps creates. The recording methods may be crude, but the sound is there... and the sound transports to vintage lands of melancholy... where old men wearing cheap suits smoke cigars on the beach.
“EP//” by Swiss Alps is available via their Bandcamp page.