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by Slowmatch

Rock that is not afraid of synths and electronica that is not afraid of guitars; It's alternative. It's industrial. It has the power of American rock, and the melodies of European rock. Born in Europe. Perfected in the good old U.S. of A.
Genre: Rock: Industrial Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Illusions
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2. Without a Word
4:26 $0.99
3. Beauty and Destruction
3:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Slowmatch’s sound was born in Brussels, Belgium. It is inspired by the post punk scene, and what was called the Cold Wave, and bands that broke new ground like Joy Division, Bauhaus, Killing Joke. It also absorbs the contribution of Industrial bands. Distorted guitars blend with synthesizers, and drums blend with drum machines.

Slowmatch's sound was then perfected in Chicago. The use of synthesizers allows for the creation of a more ethereal sound with a darker atmosphere at times. These synthetic sounds together create elements of dehumanization in the music, which are issues we all contend with. But the guitars and strong choruses are meant to convey a sense of resistance, which is the rock attitude we all love.

Slowmatch became the vehicle for piles of original music and lyrics written to unload life’s worries, fears and hopes. Just like any art, this music is intended to express a message that fans can find meaning in, and connect
with. Slowmatch is the vehicle used to distill that message down into an experience that hopefully is
potent and dramatic for the listener.

Who Slowmatch is is not relevant. What it is matters. It’s a slow burning fuse. Because that is
the way everything feels. How long is the fuse? What’s at the end of the fuse? Who knows? But
what is clear is that a little bit burns out every day. And there is no turning back.
And suddenly, you find yourself thinking that you may be running out of time, and that very
little may separate you from some kind of disastrous explosion, or implosion, or something
irreversible, whatever it is, that’ll make you think that it is just tool late.

Slowmatch is just that. It’s a sense of urgency. It’s a need to capture the moments before they are gone and you forget. Sometimes, it’s about the dust left behind by what just got burned off, and the sense of loss that comes with that. Sometimes it’s about the flame, and that burning feeling – that sometimes painful feeling – of being alive, without being able to control much of anything. Sometimes, it’s about the smoke, and how everything gets so blurry that it’s impossible to see anything clearly, how everything gets so foggy that it feels like there is no plan, just luck, good or bad.

That’s where it all comes from. The name. The music. The lyrics. The rage and the fear. The strength and the weakness. All of it. It’s not about writing another song for the sake of writing another song. It’s about saying something when you don’t know how to else to say it and nobody seems to listen anyway.



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