Steffi announces third LP on Ostgut Ton ‘World Of The Waking State’


Steffi occupies a unique space in the realm of contemporary electronic music. Although she’s a world renowned DJ – Steffi’s musical interests reach far beyond the dancefloor and it’s her work as a producer that provides her impressive hard-won legacy. Moving to Berlin in 2007, she joined Ostgut, becoming a resident at Panorama Bar and releasing on the club’s label. To date she’s released five albums; including two solo LPs for Ostgut Ton, co-producing another with Virginia, another with Analogue Cops as Third Side and collaborating as Doms & Deykers on Martyn’s 3024 label. Her impressive discography features club classics like ‘Yours feat.Virginia’, carefully chosen remixes and appearances on labels including Permanent Vacation, Underground Quality and mixes for Panorama Bar and fabric. She owns and operates four labels; Klakson (with Dexter), Dolly, Dolly Deluxe and Dolly Dubs.

‘World Of The Waking State’, is Steffi’s third solo album to be released on Ostgut Ton and a musical departure, for her and the label, a serious statement of intent. Over ten tracks she embarks on entirely new electronic terrain for her productions, marking industrial spaces with superlunary warmth whilst exercising a refined knowledge of polyphony and arrangement. Subdued melodies interact with each other over implied harmonies and microcosmic drum patterns, luring us into a world that is introverted, bewildering and gratifying all at once.

‘Different Entities’ opens with shaded harmonies and glitchy signals, the pulsing ‘Continuum Of The Mind’ develops with cyclical melodies swaying through staccato percussion. On ‘All Living Things’ complex rhythms take the attention over the restrained melody. ‘The Meaning Of Memory’ pairs low-slung squidgy percussion with overcast melodic interactions and ‘Schools Of Thought’ flickers through uncharted interplanetary spaces. Title track ‘World Of The Waking State’ pushes pulsing basslines and woeful refrains through an industrial void, while ‘Kokkie’ flickers with acid tones over the languid bass drive. ‘Mental Events’ paints a shadowy aura driven with echoing snares, and ‘Bounces of Nature’ flaunts meditative pads and expertly layered percussion. Closer ‘Cease To Exist’ brings together the mangled percussion and subtle melodies of the album to full effect.

22 September 2017 / Ostgut Ton
2xLP:
A1. Different Entities
A2. Continuum Of The Mind
A3. All Living Things
B1. The Meaning Of Memory
B2. Schools Of Thought
C1. World Of The Waking State
C2. Kokkie
C3. Mental Events
D1. Bounces Of Nature
D2. Cease To Exist

CD:
1. Different Entities
2. Continuum Of The Mind
3. All Living Things
4. The Meaning Of Memory
5. Schools Of Thought
6. World Of The Waking State
7. Kokkie
8. Mental Events
9. Bounces Of Nature
10. Cease To Exist

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