Thursday, September 07, 2017

Available Tapes

Tapes

Miminokoto: KOENJI 07/02/2016
Kris Vanderstraeten & Frederik Leroux: Live at The Audioplant
Kohier: I / "The Begotten"
Margarida Garcia and Manuel Mota: Earth Rundown
Lotuseters: Het Rode Ei
My Cat Is An Alien & Nad Spiro - La Casa Encendida
Kabouter Chismus - S/T

Lp

Fursaxa - Immured LP
Ilta Hämärä - Saivo

Books

Bart De Paepe - mellow my mind: a sloow tapes discography
Bob Forrest - John Michell: A Memoir
Malcolm Ritchie - Encounter with the Great Mother. Ayahuasca in the Andes


orders & contact: sloowtapes at g mail dot com

Miminokoto

Miminokoto
KOENJI 07/02/2016
Sloow Tapes – CS 40

Latest from Miminokoto, the trio of Suzuki Junzo (20 Guilders), Koji Shimura (Acid Mothers Temple) and Nishimura Takuya (Che-SHIZU/Maher Shalal Hash Baz), catching the space-blues live in Tokyo. Re-imagining classic psychedelia and garage rock. Edition of 100 copies.

Kris Vanderstraeten & Frederik Leroux

Kris Vanderstraeten & Frederik Leroux
Live at The Audioplant
Sloow Tapes – CS 70


Abstract duo of two grand masters: Kris Vanderstaeten (percussion, objects) and Frederik Leroux (guitar). Both explore the endless possibilities of their instruments in terms of dynamics, texture and space. A surreal mix of instant composing, free improvisation and minimalism. Edition of 70 copies.

Kohier

Kohier
I / "The Begotten"
Sloow Tapes – CS 70


Kohier is Brecht Ameel (Razen) and Jürgen De Blonde (Köhn). Night time patrol tunes in which the brooding slowness of Bohren circa 'Sunset Mission' meet with the otherworldly sensitivity of early Tomita. Edition of 70 copies.

Margarida Garcia and Manuel Mota

Margarida Garcia and Manuel Mota
Earth Rundown
Sloow Tapes – CS 40


Slowly evolving daydreams of electric guitar shrouded in lo-fi reverb by Margarida Garcia and Manuel Mota. Dark, quiet and mysterious superimpositions floating and spiraling further and deeper in the distant hollow spaces of the void. Artwork by Margarida Garcia. Edition of 70 copies.

De Lotuseters

De Lotuseters
Het Rode Ei
Sloow Tapes – CS 40


Trio of Joris De Rycke (Bokrijk), Eva Van Deuren (Orphan Fairytale) and Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä) exploring ancient folkloric themes often linked to agricultural pace and the plant world on neither side of the space/time continuum. Sweet perfume scents echoing from the emerald woods of Stekene. Artwork by Joris De Rycke. Edition of 70 copies.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Malcolm Ritchie


Malcolm Ritchie
Encounter with the Great Mother. Ayahuasca in the Andes
Sloow Tapes – Book


Malcolm Ritchie was born in London, in 1940. He spent his childhood in Scotland and later on moved to Cornwall where he attended art school. Since then he has traveled widely and has lived in Wales, London, California, New York, and for nearly 10 years in Japan. He now lives in Scotland again, on the Isle of Arran. His books include The Shamanic Healer and Village Japan. Limited to 50 copies.

Bob Forrest


Bob Forrest
John Michell: A Memoir
Sloow Tapes – Book


Short memoir about John Michell (1933-2003), the Merlin of the Age of Aquarius, by friend and occasional collaborator Bob Forrest. Michell wrote about diverse subjects such as flying saucers, ley-lines, British eccentrics and sacred geometry. His books include The View Over Atlantis, Dimension of Paradise and Megalithomania among others. Limited to 50 copies.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Ilta Hämärä



Ilta Hämärä
Saivo
Sloowax 006 – LP


Out of the twilight emerges this debut offering by Ilta Hämärä, the duo of Bart De Paepe (Sylvester Anfang II, Bokrijk, Charles Vögele) and Timo van Luijk (Af Ursin, Elodie, La Poupee Vivante). An imaginary source that combines Bart’s hazy psychedelic antics and Timo’s subtle and abstract sound manipulations in otherworldly spheres of cosmic dimensions, like a spectral veil covering an odoriferous botanical garden. The gates are open to golden clouds… Limited to 300 copies.

Addendum to the sweet batch of Timo Van Lujik-centred LPs (Af Ursine, Elodie, Lumine) newly in stock this week, Saivo documents The Belgium-based Finn farther exploring the heavily psychedelic duo, Ilta Hämärä alongside Bart De Paepe (Sylvester Anfang II, Bokrijk, Charles Vögele) for De Paepe’s Sloowax - an offshoot of the prolific Sloow Tapes label.

The scope for Saivo is perhaps more dilated than Van Lujik’s trio of new releases, and somewhat closer to the electro-acoustic wanderlust of his Af Ursin project thanks to the a mutual sense of trippiness that we’d also associate with De Paepe’s work in Sylvester Anfang II. Essentially the pair divine a sort of pineal alchemy inside, gingerly approaching from stereo extremes to frame a widescreen, lysergic sound between the eyes and around the head with beautifully illusive and elusive mixing treatments.

They first draw us in with a magickal shimmer of percussion and keys in Spektrin Huntu before seamlessly segueing into the ascendent kosmiche trajectories of Sielun Ankalo, then following the spirals of Tuoksuva to the lense-smearing astral creme of Kynttilänvalon Jumalat and the bifurcating raga drone helixes of Kuvitteellinen Alkuperä at the run-out.

That all appears to be a sort of mental preparation for the steepest leg of the journey, the summit of Tähdenlentoja on the B-side. Freed of time restraints, here they really billow outward and upwards, buoyed by updrafting strings and angel’s breath harps to a pinched highpoint where oxygen is in short supply and depth perceptions become warped, intangible. (Boomkat)


Monday, February 20, 2017

My Cat Is An Alien


My Cat Is An Alien & Nad Spiro
La Casa Encendida
Sloow Tapes – CS 60


Live collaboration by My Cat Is An Alien and Nad Spiro with an introductory note by Mk Ibañez. Unfolding galaxies of shooting stars slowed down to my speed. Another blast from the alien void. 100 copies.