As promised (last week), here’s a rather gnarly interview with the artist known only as Slow Magic:
Joewhistle: Who are you, and where are you from? I want to come over and shake your hand.
Slow Magic: I am Slow Magic. My parents never quite told me where I am from…. Because of the language barrier where I am currently living, no one here can seem to tell me what this city is called.
JW: Word on the street is you just released your first album entitled “▲” on the 1st of August. Please supply me with a 1,000-word dissertation on the philosophical significance of this triangle. Or, just tell me what your goal was for this first release. The choice is yours.
SM: The tri▲ngle represents the three kids on the album cover. Those three kids represent each song on the album. You can guess which one is which if you want. Not sure if that was a thousand, but I think that is close enough.
JW: Summer is ending, and according to many prevailing theories it may be the last one ever. What kind of challenge does this present to Chillwave musicians around the world? Where do you go from here?
SM: Well a theory is a theory. A friend of mine once had a theory that someone we knew was actually a robot dressed up as a human. So a theory is just a theory. Turned out my friend’s theory was true and the government had to destroy the robot. But, I’ve always believed in the Endless Summer theory.
JW: I’m running out of interesting questions. Let me toss in the obligatory “which musicians have played an important role in the development of your sound and style?” question.
SM: The Be▲ch Boys are pretty much my go-to for everything. When I was very young I would fall asleep every night to a Beach Boys cassette that my parents made for me. I think those songs did something to my squishy, young brain that can’t ever be undone.
JW: Alright, final question, can we expect to see some live performances in the future? If so, where?
SM: I have had many offers to play already. I very much want to and hopefully you will get to shake my hand soon.
There you have it. For those interested (and you should be), you can find Slow Magic’s wonderful music lurking at his bandcamp. Also, check out the awesome video for “Sorry Safari” down below.