Over the past couple of years Shoes has snuck out a small selection of soul-drenched EPs that do a fine job of slicing up hazy, blue-hued fragments and making the most blissfully simple downtempo treats out of them. The mood shifts at an easy pace across Slow Soul Flow EP Vol 2, coming on like a mixtape of instrumental magnificence that gets down low on "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", only to go even deeper out via the serene flute laden serenade of "West Indian Revelation". Like rocking in a hammock on a balmy summers day, this EP is made up of moments that could quite easily loop on into infinity and leave you completely content.
Shoes aka Earwig is a U.S. Based edit guy who turns in a few pretty decent versions on this EP. Starting out with "Bonde" an edit of Ali Farka Toure performed with Ry Cooder and mashed up with Pilooski: wicked! The next one is probably our favourite: "Computer" is a clever rework of Kraftwerk. "Sun, Sun, Sun" takes a loopy percussive jam by Walter Gibbons and make it even more ergonomic while Tal M Klein's "House on the Left" is remade with parts from the Viceroys "Heart Made of Stone" on the track of the same name.