Stones and Woods

Album Review of Stones and Woods by Anstam.

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Stones and Woods


Stones and Woods by Anstam

Release Date: Nov 6, 2012
Record label: 50 Weapons
Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance

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PopMatters - 70
Based on rating 7/10

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.

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Resident Advisor - 50
Based on rating 2.5/5

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.

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