Stave – Trust on Trensmat

Jonathan Krohn’s solo Stave project continues to make me quite moist – following up his insanely good début album Reform on FSS (an album of the year here at Darkfloor) is his EP Trust (well it’s more a mini album tbh). There is such a great depth and texture to the tracks of Stave. They’re techno sure, but something that has been conceived – brewed if you like.

The pummelling textures of raw yet deft techno are all present. Erox – a beautiful, grainy piece. Break – a head slamming hard slab of bliss. The dark shimmer of title track Trust and the dusty machine grind of Anon. Then there’s Israel Vines remix of Tower (from Reform)- a slamming but still headspace deep techno breaks track that many try but few, like Vines, succeed at.

Forthcoming on Trensmat in DecemberTrust is no less essential than his début.

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