Boomkat Product Review:
A mysterious Chicagoan producer hides behind the Coin moniker on this seductively enigmatic, stealthily detached debut for Opal Tapes. 'Stilled' is the most diverse and far-reaching offering from the brilliant label's latest batch, finding a very fine balance between more shoe-gazing and textured drone disciplines and mutant, slung techno. Working somewhere between recent Barn Owl at their bleakest, rawest, a rainy day Pete Swanson, and Mile Whittaker's head-swimming fuzz clouds, six slowly oxidising tracks pace between the paranoid and Kafkaesque atmosphere of 'Stilled' to fractured rhythms and buried noise harmonics reminding of Mike Weis in 'The Woods', to solemn industrial meditation on 'Grey Air' and gloaming shoegaze recalling The Fun Years with 'Trust'. Truly excellent release, possibly the best of Opal Tapes recent bunch. Recommended!