Slow Six

Private Times in Public Places

by Alan Brown

5 December 2007

 

Listen to the haunting immersion-tank atmospherics that underscore “This is Your Last Chance (Before I Sleep)”, the preternaturally captivating opening piece to Private Times in Public Places, and you’ll soon understand why Western Vinyl has seen fit to reissue this, the independent 2004 debut offering from New-York-based band Slow Six. With plaudits, on its initial release, from such diverse publications as Time Out New York and Stylus Magazine, this genre-bending three-song suite begs to be heard by a wider audience. Instinctively marrying amplified classical strings, fender rhodes piano and electric guitars, which they process through homegrown software instrumentation, these classically trained musicians, led by composer Chris Tignor, conjure up melancholic chamber music that appears to gently ebb and flow through schisms in space and time, while the dramatic tension created between instruments cascades over you with cut-glass perfection.

Private Times in Public Places

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