The Slow Music Movement Record Label
Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove
Music that sounds familiar, but 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.
We are digitally 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. We've also heard that digital is quite popular these days. 10% of all label sales/streaming revenue on digital releases will go to Client Earth to help mitigate our environmental impact.
We also have a publishing side to The Slow Music Movement, where we'll be further promoting any music signed to the label.
NOTE TO ARTISTS:
Original, non generic compositions without samples of other people's music please. Sure we all have influences and listen to music for inspiration, but we want artists who are keeping their hands off the source and molding those influences in interesting ways, digging deep into their creative pools and surfing their imagination for unique ways to express themselves.
Musically we are very open minded, but having listend to our previous releases, researched our radio show & DJ mixes, 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 open to offers so if you really think you have something we might be interested in then go for it. Send us a streaming link and bio to this address, but please be realistic about what you are sending. Due to submission overload and time constraints we can only reply if we want to sign you up, sorry about that.
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 don't mind a bit of moodiness, but we'd prefer to be an antidote to the near dystopian future rather than it's perfect soundtrack.