Everything In Slow Motion is the ever evolving hard rock-meets-post hardcore
project of Shane Ochsner, a North Dakota native. After releasing his debut
EP Red, followed by a full length (Phoenix), both of which were a sonic
departure from Ochsner s previous project and metal band Hands, Ochsner felt
it was time again for a change. Challenging himself to work with new people
and in new ways, Ochsner enlisted the help of J. Hall and Miles McPherson,
both of Nashville, to work with him on his new EP Laid Low.
Ochsner wrote the songs on an acoustic guitar, which effected the way the
melodies played out in his head; and when it came time for vocals Ochsner
said, screaming wouldn t have made sense, the songs didn t call for it this
time around. Laid Low takes the intense desperation of Phoenix and runs that
emotion through a chilled out, atmospheric realm. When it comes out the
other side it becomes songs like Capella , an impassioned ballad about
reconciling the regrets of life.
At its core, Laid Low is vintage EISM with an elegant shift into relaxed
melodies and immersive vibes.