It’s not often you come by something as majestic and as talented as Alexander Hawthorne and the music he makes under the moniker Slows Down.
I keep trying to let it go
But no matter what I do
I’m without you
On And On comes off Hawthorne’s new EP, EP 3, and was recorded in isolation in his Berlin studio. Besides a few guest performances, Hawthorne played all the instruments including organ, dulcimer, drums, guitars, tanpura, glockenspiel, synthesizer and more. A warm fuzz of surf pop instrumentation lends way to Hawthorne’s weightless voice while a hypnotic swirl fills the room with beautiful chords. While Hawthorne may not be able to feel a thing, the rich textures he creates engulfs you with bliss.
EP 3 is out January 15 and pre-orders are available through Bandcamp.