Languid washes of warming tones punctuated by untreated piano, glittering glissandos, and delicate droplets welcome us into Florian T M Zeisig’s 𝑆𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝐵𝑒𝑛𝑐ℎ. Like icicles drifting downstream during snowmelt, a deep sense of unthawing pervades its 5½ minutes. New age and environmental music tropes are carefully corralled into a long-form cyclical compositional framework, inviting repeated listens. As with Zeisig’s previous enmossed release (𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑀𝑖𝑥), the sound is supplemented by a rapturously dream-like piece of flash fiction by Rob Goyanes. Flitting between chronologies, Goyanes’ 𝑊𝐻𝐸𝑅𝐸 𝐽𝑈𝑅𝐼𝑆𝐷𝐼𝐶𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁 𝐶𝐻𝐴𝑁𝐺𝐸𝑆 provides a meditation upon a peculiar instance of undoing masculinity. Sumptuously presented with transparent and silver materials, the physical object of 𝑆𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝐵𝑒𝑛𝑐ℎ is highly recommended over its digital representation.
Limited to 125 copies
Transparent square 7″ flexi disc with silver foil stamp
Transparent mylar 7″x7″ insert printed with ‘WHERE JURISDICTION CHANGES’ by Rob Goyanes in ‘digital metallic’ silver ink