SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Slow Magic, Gretchen, 11:30pm
The Knife, Daft Punk, Slow Magic – what do these names all have in common? Well, for starters, they’re all anonymous musicians in some sense, taking to the stage with masks or hoods, keeping their real identities secret, and in some cases even flat-out refusing to entertain media requests.
Though they all have their own rationale for this, Slow Magic keeps his real name on the down-low because he wants the focus to be on the music, not on him.
However, it’s not necessarily music for focusing on – rather it’s music you can get lost in: transcendental chillwave soundscapes and cascading ripples of electronic dream pop mixed with ambient downtempo beats.
The year 2012 saw the release of the album “▲,” and this year Slow Magic signed with Downtown Records for a follow-up, How To Run Away. Check out his new single, “Girls“, to get a sneak peek of the sonorous bliss that awaits your ears. Natalye Childress
Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, 10963, Berlin; Tel: 030 25 92 27 02; U: Hallesches Tor; admission: €8 before midnight/€12 after.