“With instrumental bands, it’s all about finding the right hook to keep the listeners enthralled, but DRIVING SLOW MOTION takes a more dynamic approach with quieter melodies that lull the listener into a dreamy delirium and then shocks them into alertness with a feverish crescendo peak. It’s a simply stunning and powerful album…” – Indy Metal Vault
Experimental post-rock alchemists DRIVING SLOW MOTION are pleased to unveil their new performance video for “The Way The World Was” via Indy Metal Vault. The track comes by way of the band’s Arda full-length, released last month via Fail Safe Audio.
Writes Indy Metal Vault, “With instrumental bands, it’s all about finding the right hook to keep the listeners enthralled, but DRIVING SLOW MOTION takes a more dynamic approach with quieter melodies that lull the listener into a dreamy delirium and then shocks them into alertness with a feverish crescendo peak. It’s a simply stunning and powerful album…”
View DRIVING SLOW MOTION’s “The Way The World Was,” now playing at Indy Metal Vault at THIS LOCATION.
Find the band’s previously released video for “Of The Sea” below.
Arda – the name given to the Earth in an imaginary period of prehistory in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings legendarium – is an otherworldly and consuming audio exhibition. Over the course of ten tracks and forty-two minutes, the record seamlessly blankets its listeners with chest-quaking builds, cascading dynamics, and atmospheric melodies, delivering a surreal sonic escape that’s at once physically and psychologically entrancing. The record was self-recorded and produced, mixed by Mike Watts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw, Hopesfall), and mastered by Troy Glessner (Devin Townsend, August Burns Red).
Arda is out now on CD, limited LP, and digitally. For orders visit the DRIVING SLOW MOTION Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its entirety.
DRIVING SLOW MOTION will bring their soundscapes to stages for a special show in Haltom City, Texas later this month, Austin, Texas next month, and Indianapolis, Indiana in October for a performance at Post Festival with additional live dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
DRIVING SLOW MOTION Live:
7/13/2019 Haltom Theater – Haltom City, TX w/ Glassing, January Embers
8/10/2019 Post Fest Pop-Up @ Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Vorcha, Death Will Tremble, Glassing, more
10/04-05/2019 Post Festival @ Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Drawing influence from the diverse backgrounds of each member — which includes a geologist, a coffee-roaster, and an ex-founding member of extreme metal band Seeker [Victory Records] — DRIVING SLOW MOTION has quickly garnered nationwide attention with their unique take on instrumental music. “Arda was written around the concept of a journey which we inadvertently found to be a direct correlation of our own lives,” notes drummer Dustin Weave of the record’s themes. “For us, the last decade has been a journey individually to get to this point, but the experiences of that journey is what ultimately shaped and molded us into what you hear today.”
“With a highly graceful and vivid style that leaves no place for generic creative commonalities, nor monotony or predictabilities, Arda deserves to be qualified as not just one of the best albums of the current year, but as one of the best ever recorded in the recent history of post rock.” — Merchants Of Air
“While heavier moments certainly exist… the beauty of the album is hidden in its subtle forms of expression. It envelops you and translates you into a world entirely of the band’s making… The end result is a moving, emotional, and effective album…” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“…a slow-building, melodically-fascinating bit of heavy post-rock that demands repeated listens.” — PopMatters on “Of The Sea”
“…a beautiful record that exhibits really fresh and original song ideas which allow the listener to stop and contemplate life, something many of us need to do more often.” — Everything Is Noise
“Influenced by revered acts like Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Rós, the quintet… successfully crafts atmospheric and emotional aural worlds on their debut LP, Arda.” — Metal Injection
“…much like Tolkien’s Great River Anduin, Arda is a slow-moving, winding beast, with sudden moments of ferocity. It is also a record that repays multiple listens.” — Angry Metal Guy
“DRIVING SLOW MOTION understands that crescendocore without natural ambience and a love for guitar noise may as well be elevator music. …The band subtly strips the genre to its most basic components of build-and-release while subverting its clichés and eschewing its most bloated and pretentious tendencies. It’s also spacey and fun.” — Overdrive Magazine
“The alluringly immersive experimental post-rock packs textures illuminating a dynamic range, from casual, almost jazzy tunes towards the beginning and elsewhere on the record into a gradually intensifying storm of sound that feels the experience of stepping out into a literal thunderstorm before eventually, the storm clears and there’s a more clear glimpse of the solid foundation that’s been underneath the work the whole time.” — Captured Howls
“Listening to this album from Texan post-rock experimentalists DRIVING SLOW MOTION is the equivalent of what being launched into space and orbiting various planets presumably must feel like… Arda showcases the band’s talent of perfectly blending atmospheric guitar leads with heavy, distorted wonder.” — Astral Noize UK
“Arda is an album brimming with cascading music, fretwork that ascends and descends beautifully. If you kick back and really listen, it creates fantastic imagery of worlds we will never see but can read out in fictional literature.” — All That Shreds
DRIVING SLOW MOTION:
Dustin Weaver – drums
Carter Stark – bass
Nick Valdez – guitar
Jason Reed – guitar
Bryan Freymuth – guitar