October 12, 2017

The Slow Clock: The Slow Clock Two

Harmen Kuiper, vocalist and rhythm guitar with indie band Chinup, revisited his one-man project The Slow Clock for another album of happy sad songs. The Slow Clock Two is part Syd Barrett, part hip-hop, part electronic pop and part good old guitar rock. Kuiper has a knack for composing short and bittersweet songs, tipped off with dark humour. Whether it is about (time) travel in Slowly But Surely or going your own way in Turning Up The Crank Handle, Kuiper's laconic delivery always blends in seamlessly with his guitar, synths and sometimes downright cheesy but highly effective drum machine patterns.

The album closes with a sprawling slow percussive drone piece. Don't You Wanna Join That Number is a mix of slowed down industrial pioneers Kiem and the weirdness of The Beatles' Revolution 9. If Doctor Who was a musician, he would probably sound like The Slow Clock.

The Slow Clock Two is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from his website. Full stream on Spotify.

Tracks:
  1. Smooth Sailing
  2. Silver
  3. Slowly But Surely
  4. Intimidated Scoundrel
  5. I Don't Forgive, I Forget
  6. Attack and Defend
  7. Turning Up The Crank Handle
  8. Gold
  9. Bronze
  10. A Lame Duck
  11. Don't You Wanna Join That Number

» The Slow Clock on Bandcamp

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