"Sven Laux wants you to slow down. Despite the chaos of his home of Berlin, Laux's latest endeavor inhabits not a city but a field in winter: Slow Motion Days is a six-track album, debuting under Spanish phenom Pablo Bolivar's Seven Villas. A docile foray into ambient classicism, the record moves languidly from "It Started Slowly" -- an atmospheric number reminiscent of snow on the wind -- to emotive instrumental pieces like "Be Water," and "I Was Free." Working entirely in sleepy, supine soundscapes, Slow Motion Days is fueled by strings, piano, and ethereal tones, coming to a final rest with the melancholic whispered harmonies of "It Ended Slowly."
-text by Emma Robertson-