If you’ve been dismayed by the dirge of electronic music that’s liken to a root canal without anesthetic, Slow Magic brings instant relief with sounds of joy, of a fantasy trip through the enchanted kingdom, as if he tapped psychically into your happiest memories and put them to song.
That first experience of seeing Slow Magic a few years back at Larimer Lounge was just more expansive this past year when he opened for Hot Chip at the Ogden. The crowd was already all smiles and giddy, knowing what was in store for all of us that night. The Wolfe in dance clothing kicked things into high gear with tracks from this year’s stunning album, How To Run Away, a perfect soundtrack for escapism and inspiration.
The kids went nuts for one of the fav singles, “Girls,” pulsing and prancing from the top of your head down to the money maker. “Hold Still” simmers and flows with introspection, like a solo walk in the rain in the low light of dusk, and midway through and many miles later, you reach a peak to see the sun rising ever so softly as you’re serenaded..”hold still…hold still…”
“Still Life” enters the eardrums with a simple yet poignant piano line, emerging and twisting into a jazz licked melody, with a bit of 70s soul layered atop chattering drums and rhythms.
With 2012’s Triangle and now How To Run Away, the masked music maker is clearly focused on creating electronic music that’s an expression of our most human elements. Whether he’s in a small club in Denver or the Ukraine, or a larger venue with thousands, he always brings that magic to the stage to complete the circle as people dance, bounce and sweat with glee.
See Slow Magic tonight at the Gothic with his tour mates Giraffage and Lindsay Lowend.
DEC 03, 2015 – DENVER, CO – GOTHIC THEATRE
DEC 04, 2015 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – URBAN LOUNGE
DEC 05, 2015 – BOISE, ID – KNITTING FACTORY
DEC 08, 2015 – BELLINGHAM, WA – WILD BUFFALO
DEC 09, 2015 – VANCOUVER, BC – FORTUNE
DEC 10, 2015 – VICTORIA, BC – DISTRIKT
DEC 11, 2015 – SEATTLE, WA – SHOWBOX
DEC 12, 2015 – PORTLAND, OR – WONDER BALLROOM
DEC 13, 2015 – EUGENE, OR – HI-FI
DEC 16, 2015 – ARCATA, CA – ARCATA THEATRE
DEC 17, 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – REGENCY
DEC 18, 2015 – LOS ANGELES, CA – FONDA
DEC 19, 2015 – SANTA ANA, CA – OBSERVATORY
DEC 20, 2015 – SAN DIEGO, CA – OBSERVATORY NORTH PARK
JAN 3 – JAN 6, 2016 MIAMI, FL – HOLY SHIP