Latest Radio Show
The Slow Music Movement Radio Show #52
So the latest radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to. Plenty of great music as I take a deep dive into largely laidback waters with a strong folk/Americana vibe in all their mutated forms running through the show, not to mention a bit of electronica and some euphoric, election celebrating disco to end - you know how it goes.
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Video du Jour
So hopefully you noticed that we have a new album release that has just dropped. If you wondered how it was made then here you go..
Release of the Day
More singular genre neutrality from Flanafi as he nonchalantly slips through the bedroom pop, future folk, singer songwriter, experimental and electronic cracks with ease, then turns around to the bulk of the music community & asks them why they aren't doing something original as well? Boiled Records are dropping the streams next Friday, console yourself with the back catalogue until then.
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Here's our latest playlist - Slow Balearic: https://sdz.sh/Zgnos1 (Smartlink to all streaming services)
Keeping the original Ibiza spirit intact, we've been digging the new releases to bring some new sounds to the sun blessed, spiritual home of chill out, not to mention the lockdowned lounges around the world.
We've got a growing collection of eclectic, esoteric and very listenable playlists over on Apple Music, Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud & Deezer.
Latest Label Release
During the lockdwon Jorgen Kjellgren picked up his guitar late at night and in a hypnagogic state started contemplating the cosmic fringes of folk & Americana, the result is this stunning ambient folk EP. (streaming link - http://ditto.fm/hollawood)
A few thoughts on a few things:
Women in Ambient Music
After asking for suggestions for women ambient music producers in a Facebook group, I decide to write a blog post listing all the (65+) recommendations proferred, and a few thoughts on why ambient music is such a mail dominated space.
It's a new age of New Age
A brief essay on the history of New Age music from its 60's counter cultural roots to the mood playlists of today. I also have a pop at modern living, neo-liberalism & throw in an overly simplistic solution for good measure.
Drifting, Almost Falling Interview
This is the first in a series of interviews with other music reviewers, bloggers and online magazines that I follow with interest, in an effort to help spread awareness of the poor, unpaid/underpaid, overworked music obsessives shining light into the shadows of the music margins and who provide an essential alternative to the mainstream, largely big indie and major label obsessed media. Please say hello to Drifting, Almost Falling and his horizontal blog of delights.
What is Slow Music?
Who are we to say? But here are a few suggestions anyway.