6 Track EP, available on 12” vinyl or CD from Morr Music. Rémi Letournelle is Slow Steve. With lofi, fuzzy synthesizers, clanky distorted percussion and everything lovingly understated, you can see why they draw comparisons to Ariel Pink or Air. Like a pop song by Moby, there is something inherently sad in all of it as well.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 22 May 2015
Slow Steve isn’t Seasick Steve. Thank God. Instead he’s another type of Steve.... a slow one. He’s on Morr so you kind of know what you are getting, namely limp electronics and vocals.
Opener ‘Minuit’ is quite catchy though with a repetitive refrain going over and over again over some electronics that sound like they were made on a synth he built himself. This sounds like a lot of the stuff people did in the early 2000’s, Her Space Holiday and stuff on Tomlab. Elsewhere he repeats the trick using squelshy beats to create soundscapes over which he sings over. It sounds like many of the Animal Collective side projects but more...um...German.
I can’t imagine anyone wanting to get this over, say, the new Panda Bear - it just doesn’t grab the listener enough but it exists quite happily in it’s own murky world of electronic pop. And it goes without saying that it’s preferable any day to the despairing Seasick Steve.
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