The Slow Clock is a solo project of Chinup frontman Harmen Kuiper. Being half-Italian he wrote all his lyrics in half-Italian before translating them into half-baked English, for the international market. The Slow Clock is based on the 18th century novel L’orologio Lento by the forgotten writer Eros Ramazzotti (no relation). It discusses time travelling long before H.G. Wells and Michael J Fox stepped into their DeLoreans.
File under: U.N.P.O.C., Sneaks, Liars, Carla dal Forno, DRINKS, Marine Girls, XTC, Barry Manilow and the Kassettentäter compilations.
Here’s the album:
Here’s the video for the single ‘Attack and Defend’
If you like it, you can also listen to the Deluxe edition of the old record from 2014 on Spotify. Apart from the 12 tracks released in 2014, I’ve added 12 more tracks that were recorded during the time of that release and didn’t make the cut, like the very first The Slow Clock song, ‘Opportunities’, demo’s, reprises, avant la lettres and an Italian version of the Chinup song ‘We Not Moving’ (called Non Stiamo Muovendo, for obvious reasons).
The Slow Clock is only available for live shows in L.A. We (me and an actress who’ll lipsync the shit i spit) don’t ask for much, just our travel expenses and a nice place to stay for a while.