Boomkat Product Review:
Chasing up her outta-the-blue ace for PAN, Stine Janvin presents a more playful, textured and pop-wise volley of vocal and electronic manipulations for London’s Laura Lies In
‘ME/WE’ is testament to Stine’s unique, explorative subversion of musical convention, twisting from hypnagogic knot of loops in ‘Open Minded’, to thrumming rhythmic noise and discomfiting vocals referencing the #metoo movement in ‘DICK’, before sampling Muhammad Ali’s army induction refusal in the avant-dancehall of ‘ME/WE’, and hitting the pop nerve from oblique new angles compatible with Amnesia Scanner and Sega Bodega on ‘Change The Winning Team’.
“ST/NE is an alter ego and artist name of Stine Janvin, giving life to a satirical pop experiment combining field recordings, vocal samples and electronic production. ME/WE pulls inspiration from late night bar-chat philosophy, Muhammad Ali’s army induction refusal, #metoo-stories and a broken Stockhausen record materialising in 4 tracks of vocal sirenage, fractured techno and mutant trap.
Manipulated and dehumanised as it is, the vocals trace a thread throughout, tying this collection of contrasts together and resulting in a singular, cohesive and compelling EP.”