Release Date: Nov 6, 2012
Record label: 50 Weapons
Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance
If there’s one thing you learn by reading the press release for Anstam’s second album, Stones and Woods, is that this German producer (whose real name is Lars Stöwe) likes to talk a lot about himself. In the third person. Here’s just a sample of what he has to say about this new album: “I started to miss the feelings I had when I made music as a kind of an isolated self experiment.
Stones and Woods is the second album in just over a year from the German artist Lars Stöwe, better known as Anstam. For an idea of how it's different from its predecessor, it's worth considering this explanation from the artist: "If Dispel Dances was the journey deep into the heart of Anstam—then Stones and Woods is the diary of living there. " The opening minutes of the album continue Anstam's evisceration of the UK hardcore continuum, but in increments rather than leaps.