Melchior, Dan – “Slow Down Tiger” – [Starlight Furniture Co.]
mickeyslim 5/7/2014 12-inch, A Library
Hypnotic ambientness and extrodinary sampling on this, Dan Melchior’s latest solo release.
Starts off with a lulling, hypnotic synth in the backround as an organ pattern gets layered over it. Sounds like a haunted shipyard at midnight, or in the distance howling in a graveyard.
Spoken samples are woven through the whole A-side: field recordings of the 1990 poll tax riots in London, Chilean poet Nicanor Parra; a clip from Sult, the Swedish film based on Knut Hamsun???s Hunger; Russian absurdist/surrealist Daniil Kharms; Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins; author of modernist masterpiece Briggflatts Basil Bunting; the eternally disenchanted Alan Dugan; and John Betjeman. The side ends with multiple layers of random beats falling in and out of sync, I could hear a heart rate monitor and a phone ringing, with other electronics I’m sure.
B-side was almost just an psyched-out instrumental drone version of the A-side. Almost makes you fall asleep, but keeps you attentive, could very well be used as a mixing tool. Get into this, many people will dig..
you heard it 28 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 1566 days ago, Grawer played Hospital Poem
- 1592 days ago, Naysayer played Tongues
- 2089 days ago, Mance played Tongues
- 2290 days ago, Mance played Tongues
- 2340 days ago, mouthbreather played Tongues
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