Slow Meadow – Upstream Dream – EP Review
by Killian Laher
Slow Meadow are making some of the most gorgeous instrumental music around. The opening track Adorned In Ribbons has a striking piano motif running through it, and faint snatches of horns here and there. A Light Without Flame pushes the electronics to the foreground, combining well with a lone violin. Brass is prominent in Tethered to the Earth with strings, and soft ambient drones that gradually envelope you. Later, there is twinkling piano on A Tiny Ripple That Becomes A Giant Wave, and strings on Tragedy of the Commons that can only be described as bloody lovely. File under relaxing.
Adorned In Ribbons