LOW STOCK LEVEL
2004 release, repressed. The Icelandic duet, Slowblow (Orri Jónsson and Dagur Kári Petursson), has been active for over a decade. They have made their mark on the Icelandic underground scene with a certain kind of friendly dust-music. They exhibit a uniquely Icelandic aesthetic of home-made, lo-fi analog tinkerings, which both musically and lyrically blend together the everyday and the fantastic. On the album, Slowblow match the gentle hum of ancient amplifiers and the tinkling hammers of an old upright piano with the soft squeaking of pump organ pedals or the sound of mechanical sewing machines; for them these are not unwanted artifacts, but the very essence of their sound.