Electrons in Slow Motion
Electrons In Slow Motion have been confirmed as a profound act in the cinematic electronic music scene after their first four studio releases. Now, Electrons In Slow Motion (EISM) have returned with a series of sonic signatures, contoured around daring expression and sound design. Breaking boundaries this project is not fixed in genre. The artist name alone tickled up my chakras and so I had to get them in for an interview!
What would be your ultimate achievement for your latest single?
Hi, there! I truly believe that an ultimate achievement for any single could only be to
generate a real connection with the listeners. Algorithm based numbers are vague
and do not point to the true impact that a piece of work can have on the interior of
the receiver. So, if a single person is touched by the music in a relevant way, the
artist’s creation exists and has a clear purpose.
Is there a particular vision that you had when putting the song together?
The Tughra series has a main fundament: presenting a sonic signature in different
genres of music. Unrestricted in any way by the imposed or conventional norms.
So Tughra 0.02, the second instalment, takes this path further, with a blend of
trance inducing drums and spacey electric guitars on top of a pulsating bass layer
that might not seem from the same family in the beginning. But they meet as
If you could define music in one short sentence (no cheating) what would you say?
The most abstract and otherworldly form of human creation.
One artist you would bring back to life?
Vangelis… The great artist just passed away. A master creator that inspired
generations of musicians and listeners. Just think of “Blade Runner” score…
When did you first realise that you had the potential to be an artist? Is there a
memory that has stuck in your mind as the turning point for you?
As a very young kid I found myself hitting my dear mother’s cooking pans all day
long. I must have been a very annoying presence. But for me it was playing with
sound and body movement that kept me in this particular state. Later I got
captivated by the film scores of the 1980’s. That pushed me in a different
dimension that I slowly started to discover and absorb. The abstract and the
dream spaces, the journeys and the motions. It stayed with me. I’m still going
there to bring home as much as I can as an artist.
That is incredible to me, I did the exact same thing except it was my Nan's pots and pans. My mom never let me near the kitchen haha. Do you play any instruments? If not, is there a specific one that you'd like to learn?
I’m playing guitar, synthesisers and midi controllers. In my own way, though. These
are my weapons of choice but I would love to play the drums one day, also. Just to
close the path that I’ve initiated with those cooking pans.
How would you define your sound?
Rugged, eclectic, fluid. Visual. A bit of pressure on the chest.
What's the story behind your artist name?
It’s a metaphor. And a paradox. And a challenge. Electrons are high speed
particles. Typically travelling millions of kilometres per hour. Try watching them in
slow motion and a gate opens.
I'm so in awe of that! So what is the biggest challenge you've faced as an artist?
Getting the music in front of people in the age of distractions and algorithms. I kind
of learned that person-to-person direct exchange is the only way. Even if this
means live acts or streaming platforms. And it is truly a two-way bridge.
What are your future plans? What can we look forward to for the rest of 2022?
I’ve got a new live act designed that I started to showcase. It is in continuous
development. Also, I will release a new full album and a separate EP, later this year.
Two materials on different planets. Or moons.
Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
Artistically, I want to be in places that I only explore now in my imagination. I am
talking about materialising my creative intentions that are in this moment just a
mystery somewhere in my mind. And as a human leaving on Earth, hopefully, in a
better place for all of us. The planet is suffering now. We need to up our game for
the sake of this wonderful place that we had the chance to live in.
Where can we find the track? Links to socials and distribution handles
This particular track and my entire catalogue can be found on all the major
streaming platforms and also on Bandcamp.
Here is the more classical Spotify link:
Opening with a steady drum kick and sweeping synths was a wise move from Electrons in Slow Motion. Allowing space for the progression the listener is able to float along with the tide of the track before being lifted and dropped by several synths. It really does make you feel as though you are an electron moving in slow motion. The piece makes use of the space by taking listeners through a variety of tempos in the use of instrumentation. This means that as a listener you can really hear where each piece fits in in the mix. I love the nature of this track, it brings something hypnotic to electronic. It's a must for your relaxation and reflection sessions. What I found interesting is that the ending seemed to hint at something new, possible a follow up track? Or maybe the artist just wanted to do things differently? Either way, this piece had me wondering for sure. This is a track that lovers of space, time and Quantum Physics would love, I know I do! Make sure that you click the link below to hear it and show some love to the artists.