Here comes the most aptly titled band I’ve heard for a little while (on the basis of one track anyway). New York’s Slow Motion Picture introduce a wonderfully dense but controlled cinematic sound on their beautiful debut” Hideout”, a track available via their Bandcamp page now.
The track is an exercise in the loud/quiet dynamic, starting softly with widescreen guitars textures soon joined by a devastatingly pretty vocal before brooding, atmospheric soundscapes rise into focus, simmering with intent, they threaten to fully explode but remain restrained, perfectly suiting the understated feeling of glorious melancholy that runs throughout. It’s a compelling start for sure.
Slow Motion Picture’s debut album In Memory Of… is due October 28th.