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0. name of the band
Slow Slow Loris
1. where are you from?
we are based in Berlin
2. what kind of instruments/equipment you use?
Our live set up varies from set to set but we always have 3 pedal boards, a sampler, a digital effect board with ableton live, contact mics that amplify sometimes inexplicable objects, and a violin or other stringed instrument. And that all fits nicely into our two flight cases!
But in our studio, it’s a different story. It’s overflowing with digital and analogue synthesizers, guitars, a bass, lots of metal sound sources, many more pedals coz Angie is the pedal queen, a collection of flutes and toys and some mannequin arms.
3. what do you think about the music context nowadays and how you place yourself in? do you feel a part of any scene?
We’re not sure what is going on in the mainstream music world these days, since we are surrounded by a vibrant experimental music scene in Berlin. This scene is composed of different groups with everything from conceptual to laptop to circuit makers and benders to harsh noise industrial people to machine destroyers and re-builders to instrument inventors and so on. We feel like we don't really fit in any of these categories either, but are influenced by all of them.
4. which is your method of composition?
Occasionally, we begin with an idea, but more often than not, we begin quite rawly with improvisation, hoping it will lead us to some unknown delight. For Angie, this has a somatic focus, whereas Robert is more driven by the sound itself.
Sometimes all the sound, melodies, lyrics, and even structure, come instantly. Other times, just one aspect of a song comes out and we continue to develop it through more improvisation.
We record these improvisations and through listening back, we slowly refine and define the song step by step.
5. how is your recording approach? do you use some particular record technique?
We tend to record by playing everything in the moment but occasionally, we lay down individual tracks and add layers.
6. do you play live? how public react to your music?
we play live frequently.
often people get emotional.
sometimes people don't understand it.
sometimes people think it is unique, like it’s its own thing.
(we are currently organizing a southern european tour. please get in touch if anyone has suggestions.)
7. Genesis P-Orridge said "Our records were documents of attitudes and experiences and observations by us and other determinedly individual outsiders. Fashion was an enemy, style irrelevant.". What do your records represent to you?
journeys of our life and the liberation of its expression...
the meeting of our own reflection..