Slow Electric, a project I’ve recorded with No-Man’s Tim Bowness and Estonian duo Uma is now available for preorder from Burning Shed.
The album is being released via Robert Fripp’s Panegyric label, and features a guest appearance from the legendary Tony Levin, on bass and chapman stick. Still pinching myself over that bit.
You can listen to Another Winter below, a track from the album on which I was playing the iPad and adding keyboard textures. The vocals were re-recorded for reasons of sound quality, but otherwise this track is unchanged from the original live recording.
Here’s the full blurb from Burning Shed:
“Initially formed to play three dates at the 2010 Estonian Jazz Festival, Slow Electric is a new project from Tim Bowness and Peter Chilvers, and the Estonian duo UMA (guitarist Robert Jurjendal and trumpeter Aleksei Saks).
Using recordings from the concerts as a basis, Bowness recorded new vocals and Chilvers contributed additional keyboards and atmospherics. King Crimsonâ€™s Tony Levin added some of his unique bass/chapman stick to two of the album’s six songs, and the multi-tracks were subsequently mixed by ace Zurich-based percussionist/producer Andi Pupato (Nik Bartschâ€™s Ronin).
Released on the Panegyric label, Slow Electric’s debut builds on California, Norfolk’s and Flame’s atmospheric ‘torch song’ styles.
From the elegiac opener Towards The Shore to the 5/4 groove of Criminal Caught In The Crime, the quartet combines its collective influences – singer-songwriter, electronica/ambient and European jazz – with gracefully empathetic performances.
The Carl Glover designed digipack comes with a booklet featuring sleeve notes by Tim Bowness.
All Burning Shed pre-order purchasers will be sent a link to a free download EP on the day of the album’s release.”