stomping grounds was never about riding the waves, but building things in a slow pace and mantaining the balance. since the very inception we have gone on to feature emerging talent as well as paying homage to scene established artists. this release is no different than the others, featuring v.i.c.a.r.i., discret popescu (aka crihan), jay bliss and some fresh blood from stav (aka inhere) and dragos ilici. all four cuts on the record are built around stripped-back and hypnotic grooves, sprinkled with melodic and sophisticated textures on top. as always, final touches are from berlins schnittstelle mastering.
very limited repress. you re forgiven if you ve never heard of discret popescu, neither did we, until we started digging a bit deeper. mr. popescu comes from palinka-land, a quiet place where nothing out of the ordinary happens very often. perhaps that s why he s developed such an interesting and groovy approach to his music. digging a bit deeper into his background, it came as no surprise that discret popescu is in fact, the ying to alin crihans yang, the lighter more playful side of his sonic universe.