The "Slowcore" thread



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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby Olin » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:29 am

Yeah I agree about Silkworm. Bottomless Pit certainly had a few more "slowcore" style songs and I guess their close affiliation to the Kadane brothers helped with all that. I really love Italian Platinum, that's probably my favourite of theirs. LR72 is such a bizarre song in hindsight, of all the tribute songs to Mike Dahlquist, I think that remains the best even though it's not really about him at all.

Slow Hands was I think the first song I heard from them and it was that weird fuckin' anti-solo he does at the end which is almost entirely clean but really loud completely sold me.

Unrelated, but everyone should listen to this song:




@ummohyeah you should check out Голландский Штурвал (gollandski shturval/Dutch Rudder), they're big fans of Arab Strab and make some really wonderful music themselves.
https://dutchrudder.bandcamp.com/album/--3

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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby ummohyeah » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:01 pm

They've morphed into a monolithic, soundtrack-making superforce, but the early days showed a lot of fragility akin to slowcore (especially the tracks with Aidan singing):



Nobody feels like early Mogwai.
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby ummohyeah » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:46 pm

https://open.spotify.com/user/ummohyeah/playlist/5fAwWgrLaQqWeHJtnSJfwy

^^^ Slowcore-esque playlist to get me through work the next few days, as inspired by this thread. Just over an hour long, I tried to avoid using anything that got loud/heavy (the Bedhead track might have the biggest dynamic shifts in it). Deliberately avoided Mark Kozelek, too. Sry.

Hope you enjoy, this thread is great :)
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby tremolo3 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:59 pm

John wrote:"guys play quiet, listen to my small costly device."


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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby ummohyeah » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:19 pm

Olin wrote:@ummohyeah you should check out Голландский Штурвал (gollandski shturval/Dutch Rudder), they're big fans of Arab Strab and make some really wonderful music themselves.
https://dutchrudder.bandcamp.com/album/--3
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Thanks for the suggestion, I will check it out tonight when I settle in for the evening. :)
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby Olin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:07 am


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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby Chankgeez » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:54 pm

Don't know if this's necessarily "slowcore", but it's slow & I like it:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT-kvaC-7ag



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFzhodttJl0
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby Olin » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:57 pm

Bill Callahan is an absolute favourite for me and I love everything he's ever done, including (especially) this Fleetwood Mac cover.
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby tremolo3 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:55 pm

John wrote:"guys play quiet, listen to my small costly device."


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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby Olin » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:24 am


neonblack wrote:Do you ever just sit back and take a good look at yourself and realize all your riffs are shit and you're a garbage musician?
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:20 am



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0r4j90kJCo

Also, I don't know how far you guys'll allow me to stretch the boundaries of slowcore.

There're slow bands that I'd post that aren't really explicitly slowcore. :idk:
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby Olin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:57 am

Never heard that band before but I liked them a lot.

I can't speak for anyone else but I'm happy for any slow music really, a lot of the bigger bands in this genre already seem to resent the term "slowcore" so I guess anything slow is cool.
In other news the average tempo for my next album is 43bpm lol.
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby ck3 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:34 am

Stuck in my head for some reason (thanks, Pandora):



The main riff reminds me of a Cocteau Twins song.
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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby ummohyeah » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:02 am

Not exactly slowcore in the vein we know but the album Phil Elverum aka Mount Eerie aka The Microphones put out earlier this year, the first since his partner's passing, is quickly becoming one of the best albums I've ever heard. Absolutely flooring on a level only a few albums (like The Antlers' Hospice) have been able to do.

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Re: The "Slowcore" thread

Postby ibarakishi » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:54 am

ummohyeah wrote:Not exactly slowcore in the vein we know but the album Phil Elverum aka Mount Eerie aka The Microphones put out earlier this year, the first since his partner's passing, is quickly becoming one of the best albums I've ever heard. Absolutely flooring on a level only a few albums (like The Antlers' Hospice) have been able to do.




Its hard for me to say that this is one of my favorite albums, mainly because of the content feeling inappropriate for me to say 'favorite' like i am enjoying someone else's suffering for my own pleasure (if this makes sense?) but yeah it is one of my top albums for sure. It is absolutely dismantling and brutal to listen through in a way that i don't know anyone else has done. Part of that just comes from the unreserved honesty too i think.

La Dispute's 'Wildlife" is another one that comes to mind as far as that honesty goes, like the song 'edward benz, 27 times'. But this has nothing to do with slowcore.
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