Kicking The Slow Music Movement label off with a hammock friendly, sunshine saturated, horizontally inclined Balearic inclined bang is our man in Vancouver, Test Card. Here’s what he had to say about Super 8 Sunset:
"I'm not sure why but recently I've been rewinding my dusty, disintegrating memory tapes to summers of old, of days kicking a football with friends in grass-stained jeans late into the summer dusk before reluctantly hearing your mum in the distance saying it was time for bed. Or suddenly hearing the ice cream van showing up & nothing, absolutely nothing, mattered more than that sweet, sugary taste of a summer ice cream slowly melting down your sticky hands. The smells, the colours, & the sounds of my childhood summer memories now seem even more psychedelic than my latter summers. So this EP is dedicated to the memory tapes playing in my head of summers gone by. You can call it nostalgia, you can call it innocence, but I think it goes much deeper than that.”
About Test Card:
Test Card (https://testcardmusic.bandcamp.com)is the solo project of Lee Nicholson, based in Vancouver, Canada. Nicholson was a member of Preston’s Formula One back in the late 1990's and Brighton’s Domestic4 in the early 2000's, having released albums, EPs and singles on many independent labels such as Kooky, Fierce Panda, Liquefaction Empire, Shifty Disco and others. Later, he moved to Vancouver & from 2012 to 2015 he released two digital albums & two digital EPs under the alias of Electrohome & an album in 2015 as one half of the folktronica duo Future Peasants. In 2016 he began working under the new moniker of Test Card focusing more on ambient & electro-acoustic music & released his debut album Start Up Close Down on the Japanese label Symbolic Interaction, followed one year later with a second full-length album on Sound In Silence records. Both albums highlight Nicholson's unique use of building layers of melodic guitars, hypnotic synthesizers, glitchy electronics, vintage drum machine samples & field recordings, to create warm textures and ethereal atmospheres.
Harriet Richardson (https://harrietclare.com) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Berlin whose work tends to revolve around nature abstracted, the psyche & the absurd. Her work for The Slow Music Movement is designed to be both visually attractive & simultaneously thought provoking, expressing our shared frustrations at today’s existential issues - the environment, neoliberal driven consumerism, climate change, over population, that feeling of powerlessness & at the same complicity through our problematic lifestyles & the uneven battle grounds in the fight for social & environmental justice. It also looks pretty damn good :)
About The Slow Music Movement
The Slow Music Movement is an evolving organism with an ambitious evolutionary plan. It was launched in 2017 as a bi-weekly radio show & a daily music recommendation service with a focus on laid back, quality, non generic music, predominantly from independent artists & labels that we’ve dug a bit deeper to discover. We then share that music across the social media landscape. After some healthy organic growth it’s now time to put our money where our mouth is & launch a label.
10% of all label /streaming revenue will go to Client Earth to help mitigate our environmental impact & try and make a difference.