SLOOW TAPES

Somewhere in 2017 Joris De Rycke, Eva Van Deuren en Bart De Paepe got together to make music in the latter’s home in Stekene, a village in the Flemish countryside. The three experienced musicians took off to the sky immediately on something between Incredible String Band’s magic carpet and early Hawkwind’s ramshackle spacecraft. High above the farmland and woodlands of that corner of Flanders they rose, floating at a slow pace, peacefully and enjoying the flight up and gently down again from start…
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The Sloow Tapes cassette ‘Earth Rundown’ contains a concert by Portuguese guitarists Margarida Garcia and Manuel Mota, recorded in Lisbon in 2017. The two musicians, both spearheads of the Portuguese experimental scene, have known each other for many years and form a double-headed monster when playing and recording together.

‘Earth Rundown’ is a slow descent into an eerie underworld full of echoes and distorted sounds…
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Miminokoto are: guitarist and vocalist Suzuki Junzo, drummer and Acid Mother Koji Shimura and bassist Nishimura Takuya. Their gig at the Penguin House, Koenji, Tokyo on 7 February 2016 was released simultaneously in 2017 on Suzuki Junzo’s own label Plunk’s Plan (as a CD and a digital album) and on Sloow Tapes (as a limited edition cassette).

Suzuki Junzo’s frail and unsteady voice wavers over his intense and psychedelic guitar work. Koji Shimura…
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Percussionist Kris Vanderstraeten, bringing his long experience in free improvisation, and relatively young guitarist Frederik Leroux teamed up in November 2016 for a concert at De Audioplant, Antwerpen, where they were recorded by Simon Beeckaert. The concert was released on cassette in an edition of 70 by Bart De Paepe’s Sloow Tapes the following year.

During the session each musician skillfully explores his instrument and together they get involved in a…
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Kohier are Flemish duo Brecht Ameel on baritone guitar and Jürgen De Blonde on synthesizer. The cassette contains improvisations by the duo that vary from slow atmospheric pieces to up-tempo minimalist compositions. The music explores various styles and genres and evokes images of wide and desolate natural scenes: deserts, mountain ranges, pebbles swept in a riverbed, dazzling gorges. Adventurous and haunting all the way. The red cassette, red insert and track titles that for the greater part refer to blood complete…
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