SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE
Jonathan Slade, performing as Silent Land Time Machine, is best known as Austin's foremost experimental violinist/vocalist, as well as co-founder of HOLODECK records. His micro-electronic assemblages are often damaged and turbulent yet always whimsically melodic, with lucidly processed string arrangements woven throughout as a unifying theme. To see Slade live is to experience a mix of virtuosic grace and avant-garde experimentation, basing his performances on layered looping capable of turning each piece into a rich, multi-level composition that can be completely mutated or playfully destroyed. Paired with SLTM’s gifted and genuine delivery, his approach renders a compounded emotional depth to both of his LPs and to his live sets. This quality is extremely rare to find in the outsider world of electro-acoustic music and makes Silent Land Time Machine a unique and highly sought commodity.