Initially formed to play three dates at the 2010 Estonian Jazz Festival, Slow Electric is a new project from Tim Bowness and Peter Chilvers, and the Estonian duo UMA (guitarist Robert Jürjendal and trumpeter Aleksei Saks).
Using recordings from the concerts as a basis, Bowness recorded new vocals and Chilvers contributed additional keyboards and atmospherics. King Crimson’s Tony Levin added some of his unique bass/chapman stick to two of the album’s six songs, and the multi-tracks were subsequently mixed by ace Zurich-based percussionist/producer Andi Pupato (Nik Bartsch’s Ronin).
Released on the Panegyric label, Slow Electric’s debut builds on California, Norfolk’s and Flame’s atmospheric ‘torch song’ styles.
From the elegiac opener Towards The Shore to the 5/4 groove of Criminal Caught In The Crime, the quartet combines its collective influences – singer-songwriter, electronica/ambient and European jazz – with gracefully empathetic performances.
The Carl Glover designed digipack comes with a booklet featuring sleeve notes by Tim Bowness.
Pre-order now from Burning Shed for October 10th shipping. All Burning Shed pre-order purchasers will be sent a link to a free download EP on the day of the album’s release.