Slippfest for S.L.Y.C. - A deafening light. Konserter: S.L.Y.C. + Glaciers (UK)
lørdag 2. august 2014 kl. 20:00 på Sound of Mu
Metronomicon Audio has always been fortunate that its artists produce unusual melodies, for your unorthodox listening pleasure. This is particularly evident with this S.L.Y.C. album. Sara Cools appears to be Metronomicon’s least manic songwriter (thus far), so listeners can expect something a little more laid back with this release. This may lead one to think of the album’s melodies as somnambulent, drifting to the ear from some imaginary faraway temple, but the music is possessed of great immediacy – this directness coming from the strong presence in the recording of band performance. The duality particularly reveals itself on the song ʿWhite Noiseʾ. Another tune to which attention can be drawn is the finale, ʿMiniaturesʾ, which at over eight minutes fully explores its own volcanic potential, a long melodic playout ending in ambient noise – though not deafening noise, you understand.
Glaciers is Nicolas Burrows – an artist, illustrator and musician who has been writing, recording and performing under the name since 2006. After playing for a few years in various bands in the UK, Nicolas got bored of effects pedals and trying to write music as a band. After a trip wandering around the Norwegian countryside he began writing and recording new material, centred around a love for singing and exploring song. Beguiling, contemplative lyrics are woven around immediate melodies and simple structures, with the focus very much on Nicolas’ understated and often fragile vocal delivery. Recordings and live performances feature shifting arrangements of songs and sounds, from full organic band lineups, intimate solo performances, fragments of electronica, field recordings and audio-visual collaborations.
Glaciers has released two albums, ‘Here Come the Glaciers!’ and ‘New Mythologies’ and has performed live with the likes of Wild Nothing, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Diane Cluck, Meursault and Thanksgiving. A 4-track EP ‘A Shimmering Beast’ will be released through Metronomicon.