Pastels, The / Slow Summit
Album: Slow Summit   Collection:General
Artist:Pastels, The   Added:Jun 2013
Label:Domino Recording Company  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-06-17 Pull Date: 2013-08-19
Week Ending: Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 28 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23
Airplays: 1 3 3 1 4 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 19, 2020: Alphabet Soup
Night Time Made Us
4. Sep 25, 2013: Meow After Midnight: The Best Of Summer 2013
Come To The Dance
2. Jan 07, 2014: Meow: The Best Of 2013
Come To The Dance
5. Aug 24, 2013: Music Casserole
Night Time Made Us
3. Nov 06, 2013: Fried Egg
Secret Music
6. Aug 23, 2013: Meow: The Big Takeover
Secret Music

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-06-17
Here's the review:
Pop from the iconic 80s glasgow pop/rock/punk band. Slow Summits is graceful, gentle, dreamy; like a slightly more twee version of Illumination. Many songs are on the edge of being a ballad, but are also often lush and brightly nostalgic. A very restrained, mature, and pretty album. If you are a fan, you will love it for all its nostalgic modulations; if not, appreciate it for the above qualities.

Both female and male vocals. Stephen's voice is characteristically reverb-y. Katrina has replaced Aggi on vocals, but sounds every bit as good. Lots of mostly subtle flute, violin, and trumpet bits.
I like 3, 2, 1, 9

RIYL Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Teenage Fanclub, K records, Sarah records, Creation records.

1.* 4:27. Gentle woodwind. Soft female vocals. Downtempo, dreamy, languid.
2.* 4:55. Stephen singing+female harmonizing. Flickering candle, nostalgia groove. Awesome mid tempo pop.
3.* 3:41. M + F duet, w/ layered f vocals. Relatively upbeat, subtly bright/optimistic pop. Infectious. The single.
4. 5:01. Stephen ballad. Midtempo. A sad summer walk around glasgow.
5. 2:49. Instrumental pianos and others. Pretty and slow; aching, somewhat lush. certainly worth a play.
6. 4:19. Female. slow, dramatic, violin solos. almost mellow 50s ballad?
7. 4:52. Introspective. Midtempo pop and rock. Classic pastels guitars. One of the
8. 6:26. Unfolding guitar jam with some synth blips and flute/trumpet. A few wordless vocals at the end. Pleasant.
9.* 2:42. Super twee midtempo pop. F vocals. A bit of soul. Restrained exuberance

Track Listing
1. Secret Music   5. After Image
2. Night Time Made Us   6. Kicking Leaves
3. Check My Heart   7. Wrong Light
4. Summer Rain   8. Slow Summits
  9. Come To The Dance