Genre/Influences: IDM, industrial-techno.
Background/Info: Stave and Grebenstein joined hands to unleash this 12”. This project is the meeting between Chicago (USA) based Jonathan Krone and Kassel (Germany) based Jan Grebenstein. The work has been released on Standards & Practices, home-label of Jonathan Krone which is still releasing works of his side-project Talker.
Content: This 12” features 3 cuts, which are characterized by a sophisticated writing and complex rhythms. The rhythm structure running through “Stirn” reminds me a bit of early The Klinik. The last cut “Verstärkerstufe” is the absolute highlight, revealing fine bleeps and great electro signals.
+ + + : This is an interesting fusion between industrial sound treatments, raw electronics and heavy rhythms. The sound treatments sound like having been composed with a scalpel. It feels like this work –and especially the final cut (cf. “Verstärkerstufe”) has been composed by sonic surgeons.
– – – : Both debut cuts are totally overshadowed by the final track.
Conclusion: This work has been composed with a fine taste for sound treatments and originality. This is the perfect twist between dark-industrial techno and IDM.
Best songs: “Verstärkerstufe”.