The Slow Music Movement Record Label
Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove
We're all about soul music in non traditional forms. Music that sounds familiar that we have trouble describing? We're all for it. Music with a timeless quality, made with love, craft, imagination and the artists soul poured into it and that will still sound good long after we're in the great listening room in the sky? Yes please.
Initially we will be digital single focused for several reasons. Firstly we are concerned about sustainability, consumption and environmental impact so digital makes more sense than consuming more of the earth's dwindling natural resources & putting more plastic in the world. Not to mention digital is obviously the future. Saying that we grew up with albums on vinyl and CD and still rather like them, so..... If we have an all killer, don't touch the needle until it hits the run out groove, EP or LP worth of material from someone and we can work out a way to more than mitigate the environmental impact then a physical release will be considered with the exception of a tape release. Just think about tapes in 2018. No. Just no!
10% of all label sales/streaming revenue on digital releases will go to Client Earth to help mitigate our environmental impact.
NOTE TO ARTISTS:
Original, non generic compositions with no samples of other people's music or voices in it please. Sure we all have influences and listen to music for inspiration but we want artists who are keeping their hands off the source but molding those influences in interesting ways, artists that are digging deep into their creative pools and surfing their imagination for unique ways to express themselves.
In return for some of the most blog worthy, tweet inducing, playlist essential music on the planet we hereby promise that we will use our small but well organised resources, music industry background, determination to succeed and considerable life experience to actively promote you as an artist, sell as many copies of your work as possible, attempt to get you onto important playlists around the world and actively seek to license your music. We will be open and transparent and endeavour to build great relations with all the artists that we work with. It's the least we can do.
Musically we are very open minded but having researched our radio show, DJ mix section, followed our social media for a while and read this blog post, you already know that and have a good idea what we are looking for. We're not inviting submissions currently but if you really think you have something we might be interested in then go for it. Send us a streaming link and bio link to this address, but please be realistic about what you are sending and due to submission overload and time constraints we can only reply if we want to sign you up, sorry about that. If you are a new producer without any label releases, a laptop and some cracked software it is very unlikely we will be interested in your demo but if you've been playing piano, guitar and drums since the age of 2 and got an MPC for your 5th birthday then feel free to hit us up.
Here are some ideas we would like to make happen:
Cosmic Dubs - Sextant era Herbie Hancock, Tim Buckley & Manuel Gottsching jamming with King Jammy in a smoke filled JA studio shortly after someone had found a box of muscle relaxants down the back of the sofa would create something along this line. Can we have a version as well please.
Balearic Daze - Something sounding like Alice Coltrane, Klaus Schulze and John Martyn sitting on the cliffs of the west coast of Ibiza in the 70's hippy hey day, jamming over the top of early drum machine presets as they serenade the sun setting into the Mediterranean sea would be just perfect, thanks. A DJ friendly edit would also be appreciated.
Horizontology - If Nils Frahm had been kidnapped by Popol Vuh using a time machine and recruited to soundtrack the island of Bali at sunrise in 1967 at Terry Riley's beach front studio, under the guidance of the Maharishi with Timothy Leary serving the drinks you'd be about right.
Chugging & Hugging - Imagine Ali Farka Toure & Syd Barrett are haunting Larry Heard's Studio when Lloyd Miller and Brian Eno pop in after deciding 100-110BPM psychedelic head nodding house music is the key to ending all wars and expanding global consciousness.
Any piece of music that combines all of the above ideas or comes up with something we've never even dreamed of gets extra brownie points. Also If you hadn't noticed we are going for the warmer end of the musical spectrum. We'd prefer to be an antidote to the near dystopian future rather than it's perfect soundtrack.