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Slow Sound System

The slow sound system is a collective of djs, producers and artists exploring digitals, audioscapes, collage and pixel manipulation. We run an irregular slow club, a space for relaxed audio and video experiments at The Foundry, London. We broadcast on Resonance FM and play out elsewhere. Slow sound for fast times. Lie down and be counted.

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Slow Sound System
by Adam Butler
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Adam Butler is better known as Mouse On Mars collaborator Vert, and has released albums on their Sonig label. He also records a kind of laptop piano jazz under his own name. His reworking of Keith Jarrett's 'Koln Konzert' was one of The Wire's Records of the Year in 2000, and his followup, 'Schmoozing With The Apres-Garde' on Ekkehard Ehlers' superb Whatness label, follows in the same vein - music at the intersection of cocktail bar jazz, Satie and digital collage. This recording was made at a...
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Topics: Ambient, Avantgarde, Electronic, Jazz, Microsound
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by cheapmachines
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One of the UK's premier noise artists. Cheapmachines has been in existence since 1997, acting at the interface between noise electronics, generative software, field recordings, tape music and drones. On this Sunday afternon, we were shaken up by stark, stunning soundscaping and musique concrete. Be warned - this is a challenging sonic journey, but well worth it.
Topics: Noise, experimental electronics
Source: minidisc recording, direct from mixing desk
Slow Sound System
by Crucial Felix
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Crucial Felix is Chris Sattinger, better known as Tigerbeat6/Shockout/Orthlong artist Timeblind. Chris has released a slew of bass-heavy rhythm experiments on these labels, rewiring hiphop, ragga and dub through filthy noise and dsp. When he visited slow sound system, however, he came up with something completely different - a sublime set of free jazz sax and SuperCollider patches, building jagged riffs over vast clouds of static and low-end rumble. It's reminiscent of Supersilent, Deathprod,...
Topics: Electronic, Electroacoustic, Improv
Slow Sound System
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Processed guitar, drones and found objects from Colin Bradley and (sometimes) Georgina Richardson. Dual have two excellent records out on their own Coombe Recordings, plus a host of other releases on various underground labels. This set for slow sound system is a good flavour of their sound - dark soundscaping and sonic detritus in the vein of early Autechre, :zoviet*france: or Kevin Shields. Plus a cover of a very well-known piece of electronica deep in the mix ... www.dual.co.uk...
Topics: Ambient, Found Sounds, Electroacoustic
Slow Sound System
by Duff Parka
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Duff Parka - the enigmatic Scottish laptop wizard - is rumoured to be connected to the seminal 8bitrecs netlabel and various other London-based projects. Nobody really knows. Whatever, he emerged from his bedroom earlier this year to give slow sound system a taste of his new sound. It's a relaxed soundscape, with drones, guitar figures and heavy beats the major landmarks. Think Morr Music, City Centre Offices or Aesthetics, but probably better. www.8bitrecs.com www.highpointlowlife.com slow...
Topics: Ambient, IDM, Indie-tronica, Clicks+Cuts
Slow Sound System
by fred shoeber
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In the London circuit since 1999, Fred Shoeber comes from a French underground Techno background. While over here he's moved into playing a wide range of electronica, is a member of acclaimed local act Dorp and plays out regularly at clubs like Moonpalace. He brought slow sound system his own live act. 'Evolved music for elaborated people', he says - that translates as soundscaping, breaks and razor-sharp turntable skills. www.dorp.co.uk www.slowsound.net
Topics: IDM, Breakbeat, Electro/IDM/Experimental/Breaks, Brain Dance
Slow Sound System
by gagarin / graham dowdall
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Warm electronica and soundscaping from London-based Graham Dowdall, who's worked with Nico, Sons of Arqua, John Cale and Caberet Voltaire, among others. The Gagarin sound is produced pretty much live, with drum patterns tapped out and samples triggered on the spot. This set for slow sound sound system showcases tracks from the recent album Earthling. Relax and enjoy. www.gagarin.org.uk slow sound system lie down and be counted www.slowsound.net
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Topics: Ambient, IDM, Down beat / Chill, Clicks+Cuts
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by john chantler
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Resident of Brisbane, rural Japan and now South London, John Chantler has developed his sound from organic electronics to his current interests in exploratory electro-acoustics, messy guitars and a loose spin on rhythm. With releases out on Room40, Piehead, Fat Cat and his own Inventing Zero label, John's kept performing alongside Mum, Janek Schaefer, DJ Olive, Ami Yoshida, Taku Sugimoto - and most recently, Tujiko Noriko. This short set for slow sound system showcases finds him in top form,...
Topics: Improvisational post-modern alternative folk, Ambient, experimental electronics, Psychedelic Pop,...
Source: minidisc recording, direct from mixing desk
Slow Sound System
by Motion / Recon
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As Motion, Chris Coode records compelling minimalist sound constructions. Recent releases on 12k, L-ne and Fat Cat place him at the forefront of the microsound scene. As Recon, he departs from the Motion template to pursue a stripped-down, dubbed-out techno reminiscent of the Basic Channel and Chain Reaction canon. This set for slow sound system, recorded on a cold February afternoon in London, seamlessly combines both styles. Check out the HighpointLowlife release 'White Label' for more more...
Topics: Ambient, IDM, Minimal Techno, Microsound, Clicks+Cuts, Listening Techno
Slow Sound System
by Sebastien Roux
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By day, Sebastien Roux is a programmer at the IRCAM lab in Paris. In his spare time, he puts together beautiful, low-key pieces on laptop and hand-built electronics. Fragments of piano and guitar are looped, tweaked, processed and overlaid into a rippling pool of sound. Sebastien has played in the UK a few times in the past year, and has gone down a storm every time. This brief set for slow sound system was no exception.
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Topics: Ambient, Microsound, Minimalism, Clicks+Cuts
Slow Sound System
by we're breaking up / michael rodgers
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Were Breaking Up is Michael Rodgers, multi-instrumentalist, free improviser and (with Anthony Guerra) co-founder of the outstanding London-Sydney label TwoThousandAnd. Living in London since 2000, hes now a fixture of the electronica / impro / microsound scene - key collaborators include Paul Hood, Anthony Guerra, Pedro Lourenço and Manuel Mota. Much of Michael's own music reflects personal ideas of distance, human relationships, density, and things that are invisible. His set for us is...
Topics: Found Sounds, Field recording, Noise, Ambient, Drone, experimental electronics
Source: minidisc recording, direct from mixing desk