Initially formed to play three dates at the 2010 Estonian Jazz Festival, Slow Electric is a collaborative project between the British song-writing team of Tim Bowness (No-Man) and Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno’s current partner in sound, apps etc.), and the experimental Estonian duo UMA (Robert Jürjendal and 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 playing to selected tracks and the multi-tracks were subsequently mixed by ace Zurich-based percussionist/producer Andi Pupato (Nik Bartsch’s Ronin).
From the elegiac opener Towards The Shore to the kitchen-sink narrative of Days Turn Into Years and the 5/4 groove of Criminal Caught In The Crime, Slow Electric combines its collective influences – singer-songwriter, electronica/ambient, contemporary classical and European jazz – with empathetic and measured performances.
Offering a collection of atmospheric songs that frequently develop in unexpected ways, Slow Electric’s assured debut is an album that resists attempts at casual categorisation.
- 1.Towards The Shore/Towards An Ending
- 2.Criminal Caught In The Crime
- 3.Days Turn Into Years
- 4.Slow Electric Hum/Also Out Of Air
- 5.Another Winter
- 6.Between The Silent Worlds