#STLSOTD: Thursday, July 10th – Travis Bursik’s “Slow Milk”

#STLSOTD is an I Went to a Show.com Monday-Friday feature that introduces followers to St. Louis music by spotlighting one track by one artist or band from IWTAS’ Bandcamp Directory of St. Louis Music.  As always, we welcome your suggestions. If we pick the song you share with us on TwitterFacebook, or in the comments section of this post, we’ll make sure to give you a shout out.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

There are things you can’t reach. But
you can reach out to them, and all day long…

Drawn in by a handsome bit of album art (below) and a friendly affection for Travis Bursik as a human, I spent some time with the innovative experimental artist’s most recent bit of solo work and settled on “Slow Milk” for today’s STLSOTD. The corresponding three-track EP will be out in a few months thanks to Already Dead Tapes & Records.

I don’t know what “Slow Milk” is going to sound like to you. Lacking a nimble critical vocabulary when it comes to music, I’m telling you that the instrumental track is warm and compelling. It moves over six and a half minutes with quiet urgency. I can’t quite reach it, but I’ve been reaching out to it over the last week, and have been so glad I did each time.

When I asked Bursik if IWTAS might feature his solo work, he was more anxious to talk about Ou Où, his minimalist/drone duo with Patrick Weston, which just received an RFT Music Award in the Electronic/Eclectic category. On August 29th, Ou Où will release their fourth album, Ou Ng, when they support Fielded and Mind’s Skull at The Luminary. Until then, check out the band’s prior releases here.  

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