Tag Archives: slowpitch

[Archive 09.26.12]

1) VWLS, “Tibiythm,” Broadcast in the Moss (Bad Drone Media)
2) Annie Shaw, “Side A: Howe/Wayfaring Stranger,” Shanty Awe (Old Frontiers)
3) Lucky Dragons, “Actual Reality (excerpt)”
4) Destroyer, “Archer on the Beach (Tim Hecker remix)”
5) Mensheviks, “(excerpt)” S/T (Tape Drift)
6) Swans, “Lunacy,” The Seer (Young God)
7) Mt. Eerie, “Instrumental,” Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
8) Efterklang, “The Living Layer,” Piramida (4AD)
9) Michael Pisaro, “Silent Cloud ft. Julia Holter,” Tombstones (HEM)
10) Brian Ruryk, “Side B,” Toronto is a Really Weird Place
11) SlowPitch, “Untitled”
12) Damian Valles, “Drums,” Guitar and Drums (Komino)
13) Downsampling, “Dumptruck,” Playthings
14) Blake Flemming, “Time’s Up” Time’s Up (Owl Dirt)
15)  Jealousy Mountain Duo, “The Home of Easy Credit,” No. 02 (Blunoise Records)
16) All of Them Witches, “Toyotal Recall” Breathers vs. Drivers
17)  Mike Shiflet, “Asymptotes,” The Choir, The Army (Under the Spire)

[Free Music Friday: SlowPitch, ‘Biosphere Stargaze’]

DOWNLOAD: SlowPitch, Bioshpere Stargaze (Bah Doom Recordings)

New EP from Toronto turntablist SlowPitch. Follow the above link and download it for free by submitting your email to Bah Doom Recordings.

From the Bah Doom Recordings website:

Resident of Toronto, and student of turntablism, Cheldon Paterson, AKA SlowPitch, is an eternal sound explorer to the unstoppable tech, fascinated by the relationship between music, movement and the direct creation or sound. Over the years, he has been nominated to the K. M. Hunter Artist Award, supported by the Council of the Arts in Toronto, Canada.

SlowPitch guides us through a deep space exploration in his debut EP of improvisational turntable music.Biosphere Stargaze is a sci-fi obsessed showcase of stark audio landscapes that twitch and blink their way through an EP that is brilliantly spontaneous. Using a turntable, a percussion sequencer and an effects/looping device, Slowpitch has created a brainstorm of cosmic pulses that are both sparse and beautiful.

It draws heavily upon the experimental turntable prowess of DJ Krush, treading a similar path to drone artists currently residing over at Hospital Productions and Software.

Sound is a constant exploration for me. I enjoy the feeling of not knowing what unique sound will come up after every twist or tap on my turntable. Adapting this fantastic tool (the turntable) as my main musical instrument has allowed me to explore endless possibilities, improvising and challenging my mind to push further into the unknown. I am very fascinated with the relationship between movement, sound and the importance of live performance. I am able to demonstrate and articulate this to my audience and believe that it is an essential step in preparing them for the inspiring journey ahead.

SlowPitch has also collaborated and performed with many other talented artists of an eclectic variety of disciplines including dancers, free jazz and world musicians. Forget the Canadian Space Agency, this is your best chance at space exploration.


[Archive 05.23.12]

1) War on Drugs, “Coast Reprise,” Wagonwheel Blues (Secretly Canadian)
2) Dog Lady (Island), “Folk of the Old Flood and Loud Doom Part 2,” Folk of the old flood and loud doom (Alien Passengers)
3) Medumpolis, “Dumpster”
4) Polar Envy, “Sixteen”
5) Parashi, “White Powder Man”
6) SlowPitch, “”Another Other Space,” Biosphere Stargaze (Bah Doom Recordings)
7) No UFOs,  “Flood III” Mind Controls the Flood EP (Public Information)
8) Shackleton, “Music For the Quiet Hour part 2” Music for the Quiet Hour (Honest Jon’s)
9) Ursula Bogner, “Liner Notes” Sonne=Blackbox (Faitiche)
10)  Keith Fullerton Whitman, “Rythemes Naturels”
11) Leboeuf et Laviolette, “Crystale”
12) Tim Hecker, “Analog Paralysis, 1978,” Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)
*Note: The below songs were played at top of the show, but did not make the recording due to technical error.
1) Underground River, “In The Sand,” Endless Air; The Other Side of Happenings (Owl Records)
2) Clay Cantrell, “Late Aster Girl,” The Tree Farmer (House of Alchemy)
3) Ducktails, “Sun Out My Window,” Welcome Home: Diggin the Universe (Woodsist)
4) White Fence, “It’s Confusing When You Wake Up,” Family Perfume Vol. 2 (Woodsist)
5) Six Organs of Admittance, “Black Wall,” The Sun Awakens (Drag City)

[Archive 04.25.12]

1) Ches Smith, “Pressed On,” Congs for Brums II: Noise to Men 
2) Machinefabriek, “Brown,” Colour Tones (Fang Bomb)
3) SlowPitch, “Brain Test Mantra,” Biosphere Stargraze (Bah Doom Recordings)
4) Nastro, “25” 300mq (Upside Down Recordings)
5) Giant Claw, “Righteous-Injustice-Hellearth,” Giant Claw/The Cat’s Orchestra Split (cae-sur-a)
6) Ghost Father, “Tangential”
7) Tomutonttu, “Rattus (Live),” The Noise from Ridgewood, A Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn (Obsolete Units)
8) Skeleton Zoo, “More Various Flavors of Chip”
9) Lord Tang, “Thang,” Lord Thang (Gigante)
10) Buildings and Mountains, “Epidemic Magnificent,” SummerGut String (Blood Dirt)
11) Chapels, “No Graves,” The Noise from Ridgewood, A Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn (Obsolete Units)
12) Baczkowski Sack Duo, “Keet Seel,” Baczkowski Sack Duo/Butcher, Breyer, Khoury Trio Split (House of Alchemy)
13) Jeffery Star, “Sound Opera,” Out of Nowhere: Electro-Acoustic Music from the Upstate Fringe (Big Orbit)
14) Underground River, “In The Sand,” Endless Air; The Other Side of Happenings (Owl)
15) Future by Now, “This Is Not,” Blood Dirt Companion, Vol. 1 (Blood Dirt)
16) Squanto, “Like Chlorine,” On Being Lumpy 
17) Off the International Radar, “A Cold Mirror,” Hot Lips 
18) M. Mucci, “The Days Blur Together” Tall House Recordings


[Preview 04.25.12: Ches Smith, Silent Barn Comp, SlowPitch]

Tonight’s show is gonna be all over the map. We got stuff from Oneonta’s Buildings and Mountains, Binghamton’s Underground River, some songs from the Silent Barn benefit album, some new SlowPitch…..and all kinds of other stuff that we will hopefully get to.

The Noise from Ridgewood: A Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn

We’ll also hear a song by percussionist Ches Smith–performing at the Vault this Monday–from his new album Congo for Bums II: Noise to Men. 

Ches Smith

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Visually Sound Sunday: SlowPitch, ‘Improvisations’]

Check out these really cool improvs from Toronto experimental turntablist SlowPitch.

From YouTube:

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Improvised composition using a turntable, percussion sequencer and effects/looping device by Toronto based turntable artist SlowPitch.

SlowPitch delivers a heavy dose of crackly textures, turntable wobbles and uniquely mesmerizing drones to create lush audio landscapes and euphoric rhythms. Perfect for drawing parties, craft events, book readings, theatre settings, meditation and more.

You can catch SlowPitch performing in the flesh at the Improvisation is Something We Live symposium scheduled to take place in Guelph, Ontario, on Friday, March 30. Check the link for more info.


[Archive 02.22.12]

1) Velvet Elvis, “Where’s Your Marlboro Man Now?” No Rules in the Wasteland (cae-sur-a)
2) SlowPitch, “Teary-Eyed Bird Watcher”
3) Orphx, “Signal to Noise,” Circuitbreaking (Hymen)
4) Katastrophic, “Refigure (Mark Kloud Remix)”
5) Kristachuwan, “Rurricane Helics”
6) Kid on Purpose, “Saul Solemnly Searching his Soul on the Surface of the Sun,” Diffusion Tensor (Level 4 Activated)
7) Skeleton Zoo, “Broken Sky Welder”
8) Sink/Sink, “Astronavt,” The Darkest Dark Goes (Feedback Loop Label)
9) Occult Modem Setting, “Submit (Directly to Chef),” Compression Artifacts 
10) Todd Peck, “Daze Away” Adirondack Ocean  
11) Kevin Hume, “Love is a Feeling,” Out of Nowhere – Electro-Acoustic Music from the Upstate Fringe
12) University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, “Inferno” Electronic Music
13) Bent Spoon Duo, “B,” Price of Darkness (House of Alchemy)
14) KG Price with T. Andrew Trump, “Pulmonary Import”
15) Off the International Radar, “Critical Mass,” OTIR 003
16) Women, “Eye Sore,” Public Strain (Jagjaguwar)