Boomkat Product Review:
Phil Stumpf and Sam Rouanet were already in a band together (Duplex 100) when they decided to initiate a brand new project; for The Seasons the duo (both renowned techno producers in their own right) set an agenda-free musical policy, recruiting Chicago Underground legend Rob Mazurek for additional instrumentation. The resultant body of work is a collection of electronic compositions that has a loose, lively feel, benefitting from acoustic instrumentation as much as it does electronic production flourishes. The tone often leans towards jazzy phrasing, but always remains grounded within highly rhythmic, home listening parameters. Exemplifying what a finely turned out collection of sounds this is, compositions like 'Tsu City' and 'Trois' combine complex beat designs with the articulate cornet playing of Mazurek - which it has to be said, sounds very much of the same luxurious and fluid character as the carefully rendered digital backdrops.