Review: Oliver Tank, Slow Motion Music

oliver tank’s Kate Holcombe checks out the new offering from one of Sydney’s finest young musical talents:

Known for his dreamy techno glitch music, Oliver Tank is back with more stargazing for another celestial ride through the universe, with his second EP Slow Motion Music. Blending electronics with real instruments, Tank has created a unique and harmonious atmosphere of electronic beats and thrilling soundscapes with textural elegance.

Bursting onto the scene with his music via SoundCloud in 2011 and proceeding with his debut EP Dreams, Tank garnered countless new fans and was awarded the coveted Northern Lights competition on FBi Radio along with Rainbow Chan. This led him to perform at Iceland’s Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik, marking his first international performance, to a warm response despite the chilly location. Since then he has supported acts like Megan Washington, Lana Del Rey and the brilliant James Blake for his Splendour sideshows to immense praise. Tank’s soft voice and transcendental lyrics were a perfect prelude to the amazingly talented Blake who tore down the Opera House in July this year.

Tank’s second EP sees him collaborate with old friend Fawn Myers, whose beautiful voice melds intrinsically with his angelic sounds; as well as Ta-Ku, Hayden Calnin and Stumbleine, an English producer who has been making waves across the UK. With ethereal violins and hints of the orient, Tank once again delivers a collection of songs that embody the very essence of the dream-pop genre he has firmly planted himself in.

Favourite track: Time Slows Down When You Walk In The Room.

Oliver has some dates around Australia in the next few months. Deets here.

kate holcombe


Review by Kate Holcombe.