Boomkat Product Review:
German house and techno auteur STL returns on the ace Smallville imprint with three tracks done in his celebrated tracky style. 'Silent State' is a little bit of a departure for him as he adds a more defined dub house angle to his raw and long playing strategy, but it's still definitely STL as evidenced by the tripping fragility of the lead melody and the neccessarily long playing time on the title track, allowing the man to seriously get inside the groove and keep you enthralled for its 12 minute duration. 'Six In A Row' sinks deeper into this vibe with a Fluxion styled throb of subbass anchoring delicate field recordings and Omar-S alike synthline abstraction, before 'From A Distance' puts on the finishing moves with a pure exersize in Maurizio style dub house techniques added to more field recordings lending it a beautifully tripped and sensually textured quality that many dub-house heads fall short on. Fans of Marko Fuerstenburg, Maurizio or Sven Weisemann will need to change their pants after checking this. Killer!