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Slowly Rolling Camera

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Slowly Rolling Camera, is the new project that teams up pianist-composer Dave Stapleton, producer Deri Roberts, vocalist-lyricist Dionne Bennett and drummer Elliot Bennett. The result is music that has distinct echoes of the ‘invisible soundtracks’ of UK progressives Cinematic Orchestra and Portishead.

Dipping into a diverse world of trip-hop, jazz and drum and bass rhythms, the record is influenced as much by the Cinematic Orchestra and Portishead as by James Blake and Bonobo, this music is both ethereal and visceral, brimming with real emotion and restless intelligence.

Produced by Andy Allan (Portishead, Massive Attack), ‘Slowly Rolling Camera’, is the self titled début album set for release early 2014 on Edition Records. The albums free flowing soul and digital funk shows a boundless approach to arrangement, from the warm, free flowing and texturally rich harmonies of tracks such as ‘Bridge’ and ‘Rain That Falls’ to the vibrating rhythms and ambient soundscapes of ‘Protagonist’ and ‘Rolling Clouds’, this is a remarkably produced album full of beauty and emotion.

The 4 band members have known each other for over 10 years playing in various jazz, funk & soul bands in the clubs of Cardiff, but it wasn’t until 2012 when they converged to form Slowly Rolling Camera. Bringing together 4 unique approaches in writing and production, the results are a highly original and collaborative sound from people that know each other, and know playing together. Expanding to a 7 piece for the live set, this band is a formidable unit.


released February 3, 2014

Music by Dave Stapleton
Lyrics by Dionne Bennett
All music published by EDN Music / Westbury Music Ltd
Produced by Slowly Rolling Camera

Recorded by Andy Allan and Deri Roberts at Queens Road Studios, Bridgend and DER Studios, Barry between April and June 2013. Additional recording by Patrick Philips at Real World Studios, Wiltshire on 20th June 2013, David Ashman at On The Record Studios, Hazlemere on 19th Oct 2012 and by Andy Allan at
Turner Sims, Southampton on 26th June 2013.

Mixed by Andy Allan at Queens Road Studios, Bridgend in August 2013.
Mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering, South Wales on 28th & 29th August 2013.

Vinyl cut on Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Maselec master control and equalisation.

Mastered for vinyl by Jeremy Cooper for Gearbox Records and Edition Records.
Vinyl production by Darrel Sheinman for Gearbox Records and Edition Records.

Artwork photography by Dave Stapleton.


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Slowly Rolling Camera Cardiff, UK

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Track Name: Protagonist
You Give Me The Air I Want To Need To Breathe
Track Name: Dream A Life
I see so perfectly
No illusion not to me
It soothes my soul

Will you comfort me
Heal my spirit, shelter me
Then take me home

Feel the warmth of your skin
Like the sun giving heat
Feel the dew of the grass on the soles of my feet
Come dream a life with me
Come dream a life with me

Touch the sand and hear the crash of the waves
I can see all the shadows outside of the cave

Come dream a life with me
Come dream a life with me


Carry on, carry on
Your love, your love, your love
Carries me on
Track Name: Slowly Rolling Camera
Verse 1

Like fire burns up all your pain
Emotions descend into a hurricane
Now that's been said, lets say no more
leave your confusion at the door
I feel the call straight from your lips
unbridled a liberated kiss
And what you do, you do so well
And who you are I for one can tell

Verse 2

Unbow your head, put your regrets to sleep
Take comfort in the secrets you keep
Now that's been said lets say no more
It's crucial to leave conflict at the door
When daylight gives you no place to crawl
You're trapped outside exposing all your flaws
And what we have won't last that long
We touch, we see, we're here and we're gone

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