The “Slow” trilogy has at its core the concept of slowness. Everything about these three releases is slow. It takes a long time to record them. Once recorded, it takes forever to find a label to release them. Once out, they sell very slowly. Musically, they are all dominated by what one would call “ambient”, but in our case we prefer to refer to it as “slowbient”. No searing guitar solos, no drums, no sudden changes. Each track is simply called “Slow”, and are numbered in the order in which they were recorded. Many of the slow tracks have appeared on various samplers. Originally conceived by DWM fellow cohort Ralf Lexis, this project has taken over ten years to complete! Three releases, three formats, three labels.


Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Slow

Label: Ache Records Format: Vinyl LP Catalog #: AAP-008 Release Date: 1990

The original Slow album, this recording only came out on vinyl. Interestingly, it was released by a label that would later become part of Hyperium Records. Musically it contains the first three long, slow experimental tracks (#’s 1, 2 & 3), that only gradually build up in strength and structure. Features the performances of Ralf Lexis, Joseph B. Raimond, Jello Biafra, Peter Schuster, Frank Abendroth, Oliver Van Essenberg, John Eberly, Denise Pawlak, Deanne Kusiak, Allen Shain and Bernard H. Worrick. Recorded in 1989.


Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Slower

Label: EBUs Music Format: CD Catalog #: EM047 Release Date: July 16th, 1996

The second in the three part series, with again three long tracks (#’s 7, 8 & 10), one of which is a re- recording and mixing of the first Slow track on the LP. Features performances by Joseph B. Raimond, Birgit Raimond, Peter Schuster, Ralf Lexis, Denise & Deanne Kusiak, Mario, Michael Wurzer, John Eberly, Oliver Van Essenberg, Frank Abendroth, Stefan Schmidt and Adrian Gormley. Wonderful full color cover throughout.


Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Slowest

Label: MT3 Format: MP3 download Catalog #: The Third Slowest Download (MT-528) Release Date: July 29th, 2003

The second release on MT3, an MT Undertainment sub-label devoted to free downloadable MP3 tracks, including full cover art. Based upon the original idea by DWM member Ralf Lexis, everything about the whole "Slow" project just reeks of, well, slowness. The music is slow, gradually building up ambient pieces, and, what else, it takes us ages to get the damn releases out! This one long track comprises the third in the three part series, spanning an incredible 12 years since the first release, "Slow". This third release completes the trilogy, three releases on three different labels and on three different formats.