Last January, Slowdive uploaded a brand new track called “Star Roving“ on Spotify. And it was the really, really good. It was much closer to “Soulvaki“ than “Pygmalion” – which I also liked (actually, the first Slowdive album I heard). With a bit or post rock thrown in. In my opinion, that’s how they should go about their comeback after twenty two years. I do hope they release an album or EP much like their last album, but hopefully not at the next couple of years. And Simon Scott – who was the first to quit the group because, because according to him, “I though I’m being replaced by a drum machine” said that he regretted leaving the group during those times . Plus Neil even said in an interview that they plan on performing that album in its entirety because they split up a week after it was released.
But, I want to go back to the topic – their new self-titled album and how I purchased it. They released it this May (2017) I really wanted to have it on vinyl record. But to order it, I will have to pay extraordinary amount in taxes. It will be like buying two-and-a-half records. Hurray, Philippines :-/.
But then I got an idea. There’s this record shop that opened near my office called This Is Pop Records. I actually went there on the very first day they opened and I bought “Pygmalion”. I know the owner – Toti D. is a fan. So I messaged him to ask if he will get some of the album. And he said yes. He got four copies in silver colored record but I would have to wait for it. And wait for it I did.
Father’s Day, Toti messaged me to say that his order arrived in the shop and would I like to pick it up. I had to decline at first because I need to spend the day with my family because it’s Daddy’s Day. I also know they’re closed on Mondays – so Tuesday it is, I said.
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There I am, holding the record that I’ve been waiting for since 2015. And I played it twice that night. And I listened to it going to work and and coming home. I played it minimum two times a day on my evening tea for one week. Just like olden times. Because that’s how I listen to music when I was younger – always on repeat for at least a week. No matter if I like it or not. I want to give it a chance to grow with me.
Slowdive’s back after twenty two years. And their audience finally gets them.