Boomkat Product Review:
Norway's Geir Jenssen (Biosphere) & Helge Sten (Deathprod) broach liminal ambient zones in their very keenly-awaited collaboration, 'Stator' for Touch. It's the 2nd time they've appeared together, following 1998's 'Nordheim Transformed', but the first time that they've actually collaborated. You'd be forgiven for assuming what ensues, as the duo plumb very closely to their signatures across seven tracks spread over 41 minutes. Entering with the unheimlich creep of 'Muses-C', balanced right on the biting point of phasing distortion and clarity, they cover vast tracts of ambient terrain with an ascetic, stoic sense of purpose, working parallel to Mika Vainio's ambient pieces with 'Shimmer/Flicker', and the cold mirage of levitating organ and synth flux in 'Baud', while the miniature crackle-dub of 'Polychromatic' sounds strikingly like new Bellows material. Arguably the final stretch is best, sleepglyding from the widescreen suspense of 'Disc' thru the mid-air pulses and dancing dust-mite melodies of 'Space Is Fizzy' to a signature ten minute masterpiece, 'Optical' projecting deep field space imagery onto the mind's eye.