Boomkat Product Review:
Incredibly wide and vertiginous sound designs riven with abstract and experimental post-techno geometries
“Making experimental electronic music as a comparatively rare band-like outfit finds expression in their improvisation colored, peculiar sound. Carried by the exeptional use of all kinds of (non-)instruments, voices, digital & analog hard- and software as well as a modular system »Steno« stands paradigmatically for a modern hybrid of analog-digital soundscapes constantly wandering on the dubious edge between music and noise.
Due to piling up greatly dense tracks SONGS FOR PNEUMONIA is constantly dissenting the concept of the ambient genre. Driven by the band’s enthusiasm for both electro-acoustic noises and more dancefloor sounds this album also contains tendencies of beat-structures which dissolve between shifting synth sequences and reverberant vocalising. It can be assumed that not least the presence of Stanley Schmidt (maybe familiar to you because of his activity as a House-DJ & -producer and co-founder of Rivulet Records) establishes slack connections with more rhythmic music.
As the album progresses overlapping sound-textures flow into contortion, positively poised in oscillation between digital hecticness packed in shivering clicks & cuts, and, on the other side decelerating, spheric moments. Paired with anomalous clangs & chinks plus the subtle, hard to decipher emergence of Clemens Bach’s guitar this record becomes a fascinating, multilayered offering to literally dive into.”