Review of Stil. [12k1020]

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Stil. has one weakness: It’s too short. There are four tracks on here that are equally intruiging separated from one another or listened to in their entirety. But these compositions were designed to unfold over a long duration of time, too long to be documented on any sort of media. Stil. focuses on the variations found in changes to minute sound loops layered one on top of another, and the results are breathtaking. Warm sinewaves that aren’t glitched up to levels of pretensiousness are abundant, giving the notion of activity to what could possibly be deemed frozen and static. And Stil. can be deceptive if close listening isn’t employed – the results are so subtle that it can lead to a notion that it’s nothing but a bunch of stagnant drones carelessly looped together. But nothing could be further from the truth, as it’s easily Deupree’s finest, most beautifully executed release to date. – Rob Theakston

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