Hanging in the Wires LP
Discrepant 12 / UK / 2014
Taking his trademark modular synths textures further into the ether zone, Stevens continues his flirtations between the fragile lines of noise and celestial drones, offering again another beautiful glimpse into his ongoing studio experiments at the Hermetic garage. After an introductory A side of modular synths, guitars and field recordings, the B side plunges the listener into a grandiose meditating raga piece entitled ‘Benares Crescent’. Based exclusively on recordings of an Indian Tambura and developed by Stevens over the last 5 years, 'Benares' swooshes through Indian drones evoking a sometimes wild others meditating, electrified Indian harmonic soundscape. The logical continuation of the Belgium 'school' of exploratory electronics.