Slowly (US)


Slowly (US)

Infobox Single
Name = Slowly (US)

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Artist = Khanoda
Format = CD Single
from Album = klosure. DISPOSABLE KLASSIX AND OTHER POTENTIAL FAILURES (1988 – 1998)
Released = November 20, 2001 (US)
Recorded = 2001
Genre = IDM
Length = 4:46 (Album Version)
Label = Kommunion Recording Company
Writer = Khanoda
Producer = Khanoda
Last single = ""
(1999)
This single = "Slowly (US)"
(2001)
Next single = "Sugar/Untitled"
(2007)

The US edition of "Slowly" compiles previously unreleased remixes of the first single by American pop singer Khanoda released from his 1998 mock hits collection, "klosure. DISPOSABLE KLASSIX AND OTHER POTENTIAL FAILURES (1988 – 1998)".

ong history

Although two CD singles of “Slowly” were released to promote the European version of Klosure, (“KLOSURE (1988 – 1998)”), it would take almost three years after the release of the US version of Khanoda’s mock hits collection, "klosure. DISPOSABLE KLASSIX AND OTHER POTENTIAL FAILURES (1988 – 1998)," before a single would drop stateside. Released in November 2001, the US version of "Slowly" compiled several remixes recorded between 1998 through 2000, which had been previously unreleased on either side of the Atlantic, most notably the “Glugs + Dramour Bootleg” and “Video Mix.”

Although titled "Video Mix", a video was never made for "Slowly." Production was set for September 2000 however, numerous false starts, scheduling conflicts, and, finally, loss of financial backing prevented the production from ever happening. Inspired by the works of artist, Frida Kahlo, the video's concept was based around four of her paintings, "The Death of Dimas", "The Little Deer", "The Two Fridas" and "Frida Kahlo And Diego Rivera"; and included interpretations of "Self Portrait With Portrait Of Doctor Farill", "Self Portrait As Tehuana (Diego On My Mind)", "Self Portrait Dedicated To Leon Trotsky" and "Portrait Of Luther Burbank". All paintings were used by permission from Frida Kahlo's Estate. The video was to be directed by Sylvain White; a protégé of music video and film director Michel Gondry. Other directors considered were Mark Eaton (Dead 50's "Short Bus") and Ashley Beck, a former Graphic Effects Designer for numerous Mark Romanek videos, including "The Perfect Drug" by Nine Inch Nails, and "Bedtime Story" by Madonna.

Critical Response

"With a velvety smooth voice and disco groove, Khanoda creates what we'll call techno-centric pop for the new millennium. "Slowly" is a dancefloor charmer that sounds like Information Society and Sisters of Mercy on a bender with Bowie and Brian Eno in Berlin, circa 1977. Its pulsating beat pushes the track into altered states of dementia, giving [his] whispered vocals a sturdy floor upon which to dance."

--Pat Berkery
CD Now, January 20, 2000

Personnel

* Khanoda - vocals, background vocals, keyboards, sampling, drum programming and sequencing

Credits

* Written by Khanoda
* Produced by Khanoda
* Engineers: Mike Richeal, Andrew Manzano, Stefan Hager
* Assistant Engineer: T.J. Doherty

Official versions

CD Single

#Troubador Exclusive - 4:32
#Glugs + Dramour Bootleg - 4:32
#Video Mix - 5:09
#Slowcappella - 3:35
#Burn Kentucky Down - 2:28
#Album Version - 4:46

Song facts

*"Slowly" was actually inspired by the 1984 song "17 Days" (a B-side to the single "When Doves Cry") by Prince.

Included On

*klosure. DISPOSABLE KLASSIX AND OTHER POTENTIAL FAILURES (1988 – 1998)


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