Slow Music Meltdown - A repository for mixes and other music miscellanea

Sunday, December 15, 2013

MOTOR IX This Friday 12/20/13 at Chop Suey: Preview

Not for the faint of heart:

Don't try to resist:

Time is running out:


Motor IX | 12/20/13 | Chop Suey | Facebook Event

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

KUOW mentions HER re FCC and LPFM

For those of you who don't know the initials, that is to say that local NPR radio station KUOW covered Hollow Earth Radio and other local radio stations' efforts to obtain a Low Power FM frequency to expand their existing web-streaming programming. More info here.

Tune in to Slow Music Meltdown every Saturday 12-2pm PST on HER

Monday, October 28, 2013

So long, Lou

Read about Lou Reed's music life and career here: |

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Gary Numan - What's In My Bag? - Amoeba Music

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hypnotikon: Seattle Psych Fest - this weekend!

Facebook | Tickets

Hypnotikon is a two-day festival on Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12th, 2013 at the Triple Door in Seattle, showcasing psychedelic rock.

Hypnotikon spotlights a kaleidoscopic range of American psychedelic music—blissful drones, mantric krautrock, raw-nerved garage rock, ethereal boogie, spacey epics, mystical heaviness, etc.—set in one of Seattle’s most lavish venues. The fest climaxes with analog-synth pioneers Silver Apples, whose two late-’60s albums still radiate timeless melodic and rhythmic brilliance. Graphic-art provocateurs Christian Petersen (I Want You) and Aubrey Nehring (Portable Shrines) provide retina-ravishing visuals.

Main Theater: Cave, Lumerians, Midday Veil, Fungal Abyss
Musicquarium Lounge: Tokyoidaho, Ecstatic Cosmic Union

Main Theater: Silver Apples, Cloudland Canyon, Night Beats, Jetman Jet Team
Musicquarium Lounge: Brain Fruit, Karnak Temples

Both nights:
DJs: Explorateur, Veins, Skyler, Mamma Casserole, Self-Administered Beatdown
Visuals: Christian Petersen, Aubrey Nehring

As a preview to the sounds to come, here is the full live set Silver Apples played at the Silver Grapes Music Festival I produced last September in Bordeaux, France:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Don Cherry & Organic Music Theatre

Too good not to share. Thanks to Garrett Moore for the tip.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Adventures in Dubbing #1 - Aleks Jurczyk

Finally making some time to post about the tapes I won from Adventures in Dubbing in the Scotland via their Facebook page. I received a compelling package of cassettes all nicely packaged and full of disparate sounds to explore. I hope to make the time feature one of the cassettes on the upcoming episodes of Slow Music Meltdown on Hollow Earth Radio starting tomorrow 9/14. Broadcasts are from 12-2pm PST.

First up is Brutal Britain by Aleks Jurczyk. To quote the liner notes:

"The work ‘Brutal Britain’ was originally created as a soundtrack for a series of photographs that formed part of a piece on Brutalist Architecture by textiles designer, Emma Shannon. In keeping with the work it was created as an accompaniment to, the soundtrack was made using a field recording taken from a key example of Brutalist architecture in Glasgow, the Wyndford estate in Maryhill. This recording formed the basis for the soundtrack. It was then woven together with several live synthesised performances to form the completed piece."

It starts with a dark afterburner blast that slowly churns throughout, underneath electronics reminiscent of Wendy Carlos' work and what may be ambient recordings of birds or other wildlife appearing here and there. One embarks on a somewhat harrowing but fascinating journey - you are a bit scared, but don't want to close your eyes.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oval releases several albums for free download on Bandcamp

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


What looks to be an amazing story of perhaps the true first punk band, Death, comprised 3 African-American brothers (literally and colloquially) from Detroit:

Stream a full album here - IT'S NUTS!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rest in Peace Cedric Im Brooks

Here's to your rebirth, Cedric. Thank you for the music. More info from Light in the Attic here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Debacle Fest 2013 - Recap

Needless to say there were many incredible performances at Debacle Fest 2013. Below are a few highlights I was able to document on one device or another.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Debacle Fest May 3-5

4 incredible shows. 1 amazing weekend.
In partnership with Hollow Earth Radio.
dj slow on hand for MOTOR night on Sunday.
More info and advance tickets here (40% off weekend passes!)
Check out a preview mixtape at Redefine.
Poster art by Kyler Martz

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Something from 432 Suydam

Here's another edition from the Midday Veil Tour Mixtape Series - a mixtape circa 2003 from Brooklyn on the eve of the band's arrival in NYC. Be sure to catch them Sunday at Silent Barn, and Monday at Cake Shop.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pink Steam

Second tape (circa 2006) in the Midday Veil Tour Mixtape Series.
Catch them at SXSW the rest of the week!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Midday Veil Tour - Mixtape Series

Seattle band Midday Veil embark on a nationwide tour today that takes them to SXSW, LA Psych Fest, and many other fine venues across the country. A call was put out to their friends and neighbors for mixtapes to drive to in their tour van which is equipped with a cassette player, and having boxes upon boxes of old cassettes, dj slow gladly provided a melange of tapes from years gone by. 

I'll be posting a tape here every few days or so, and to keep it interesting I'm leaving off track lists as the band is listening blind, and to be honest, I don't know them all myself.

Hope you enjoy the ride, and be sure to catch Midday Veil's powerful live show in a city near you.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Midday Veil - US Tour and New Album

Midday Veil start a nationwide tour tomorrow. Their new record is called The Current. I was lucky to get a copy early in exchange for providing some old mixtapes for their tour van which is equipped with a cassette player. Stay tuned for more on the tapes they'll be touring to.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Airport - Sweat/Pleasure 12"

Friday, February 8, 2013

MOTOR V Mixtape

Exclusive CDR handed out at MOTOR V

Mood Organ - 3 Diamonds
HOM - All I Used To
Airport - Business
TJ MAX- Sanctuary
Bankie Phones - You Can Do Whatever You Want
Patternmaster - Wiles' Ride
Black Hat - Friends With Benefits

Tuesday, January 15, 2013