Almost a year has passed since the release of Ruine Noire EP which established Stroon as one of the main actors of the up-and-coming Bratislava-based generation of electronic beatmakers. And almost exactly one year later, Stroon is back with a new EP Smithereens, to be released by the Exitab label at the end of October.
As a teaser, grab yourself two new tracks by Stroon - Alien Choir and Wait Wait Wait. Alien Choir, perhaps one of the most accessible tracks by Stroon somehow subconsciously brings to mind comparisons to Boards of Canada with its nostalgic and chilled-out atmosphere. Russian lithurgy pitch-shifted into Rama's space choir hovers over vintage synth samples, subbass and rhytm. A rhythm that is on a journey - across cities and memories - or perhaps through a city of memories.
Ruine Noire finds its true ending consummation in Wait Wait Wait, a track that didn't made it on the debut EP. Stroon is a classicaly trained, but also an intuitive musician. In order to encode his emotions, he navigates us into sonic areas where straightforward beats collide with his expressive keyboard instrumentation and everything gets somehow over the top.
The cover for Alien Choir / Wait Wait Wait and also for the upcoming Smithereens EP has been made by the visual artists Soňa Patúcová. Typo by Jakub Jurášek
released September 29, 2011