As with previous material, Stimming imbibes ‘Reflections’ with a thoroughly modern house feeling laced with jazz and real depth of both emotion and sound via a mix of field recordings, live instrumentation and electronic wizardry.
Shock, contrast and fresh outlooks are abound on ‘Reflections’, where Stimming uses tracks such as opener ‘Sunday Morning’ to lull the listener into a groove before hitting them with epic, almost orchestral slaps.
Tried and tested house music influences are given new, skewed interpretations on cuts
such as the drunken dub of ‘Song for Isabelle’ while even more straightforward house templates in ‘After Eight’ and ‘One Weekend’ still sound totally unique and refreshing. ‘Reflections’ see’s the SAE trained producer tackle vocals for the first time with ‘The Loneliness’, a bittersweet yet rousing piece which intertwines organic elements with electronic sounds seamlessly.Those seeking Stimming anthems which have thus far propelled the artists career won’t be disappointed either as there’s plenty. Whether it be the Detroit-y ‘The Beauty’ or the lush melodic closer ‘The Kiss’, dancefloors will surely buckle.
A true journey, ‘Reflections’ ebbs and flows wonderfully with jaw-dropping production allowing Stimming to create some outstanding fusions of styles and moods.
A1: SUNDAY MORNING A2: AFTER EIGHT
B1: SONG FOR ISABELLE B2: TEL AVIV CALLING
C1: THE LONELINESS C2: THE KISS
D1: THE BEAUTY
D2: FRUITS OF LIFE D3: ONE WEEKEND