Stimming – Liquorice [DIYNAMIC048]

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Artist …… : Stimming
Title ……. : Liquorice
Genre ……. : Electronic
Label ……. : Diynamic
Catnr ……. : DIYNAMIC048
Source …… : WEB
Quality ….. : 320kbps avg / 44.1KHz / Joint Stereo
Duration …. : 00:42:16 (98.9MB) ….. : 06-04-2011

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1. Black Caramel 3:53
2. Cold Water 3:35
3. Cooking Coffee 2:20
4. Dont Touch This 4:07
5. January, Second 3:43
6. Marble Run 3:11
7. Me Against The Bitch 0:57
8. My Lonesome Drumset 2:12
9. No Strings Attached 2:58
10.On A Grey Day 3:30
11.The Train 3:29
12.Time To Leave 4:47
13.Trashcan 3:34


Release Notes :

The new album, Liquorice, from Martin Stimming wasnt initially planned to be an
album. There was an intrinsic need for him to express what was going on in this
period of life. Relationship problems led to a very punk, off-whack attitude to
his producing. With seven tracks done and dusted, he figured the work was more
than just a collection of weird shit; it was a whole new music experience… add
another 5 months of studio work, he named it Liquorice.

Definitely hard to pigeonhole call it minimal, stripped back, dub,
experimental… we think electronic free jazz comes the closest… No sign of a
typical 4/4 bass drum at all and Stimming has incorporated his trademark use of
field recordings, from a marble run, a pizza slicer, a trashcan, a coffee
machine, and an ice train shuttling past to name a few. The Stimmingesque
percussion, which is even more radical this time, has been thrown in with all
these facets in his massive melting pot, coupled with some dark emotions to
create this Liquorice.

This time I didnt use all the main events a groove normally has, recalls Martin.
I kind of sneaked around the normal bassdrum/clap or snare combination during
the most productive time (dec09) when I had to sleep on the couch in my 16
square metre studio – certain circumstances didnt allow me to sleep at home…
that was very, very intense.

However, the production experience wasnt all based on grief and anger. Even when
everything sounds pretty dark, it was great fun doing it! Even when it sounds
like there was a lot going wrong in my life, it wasnt that bad. It was more like
a mind game for me doing it… maybe it wasnt that bad because I had the
opportunity to get rid of that.

Its this loose, punk ethic that encapsulates the freestyle feel to Liquorice.
Obvious bass and kicks have been stripped and replaced with eerie atmospheres,
fluid percussion, found sounds and dystopian electronics in the search for
something new. Its this sideways approach that also gives the album its glue,
bringing all 13 tracks together as a unique listening experience. From the
opening chattering of loose limbed and scene setting orchestral instruments on
Cold Water the first three tracks give an idea of what will happen, building
slowly to Cooking Coffee and the introspective feel of On A Grey Day. The albums
emotional climax reveals itself on Dont Touch This whose and is finally
concluded on the beautiful closing track, The Train.

I only tried to express my feelings I had during this time – as precise and
radical as possible, without any musically limits and without thinking of what
will happen with it or who s gonna buy it. I just made what I thought was right,
concludes Stimming. Even when I have all those strange sounds in it, its still
very groove based. I called it liquorice because I simply love real
liquorice-sweets (all kinds actually) and I have realised that its something
someone loves or hate. There s not much middle ground and there were probably
50% who like it and the others dont.

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