the long awaited first release of stavroz on denature records has arrived! this 5-track ep starts with -zorrow-. this track sounds like an invitation to wander and get lost in the jungle. by the second track, perron 11 the tempo gets more vigorous opening the way to the main track kasambila and its enchanting ethnic vibes, on the other side of the ep, xs pls (pronounce it extra small please) has this unique instrumental groove that four-piece band masters so well. the ep ends with the title it was all a ruse , a melancholic ballad through mystical lands.
ijsbrand & gert had always wanted to create balkan inspired music, and hence came the duo stavroz. their music is imprinted with original inspirations while keeping to a jazzy/burlesque influence. the bridge, so it seems, borderlines between minimal and jazz-house.
waking up in the middle of the night, feeling the gentle touch of moss on your bare skin and overwhelmed by the eery yet calming atmosphere of unknown surroundings. a location no one ever goes to, a destination unreachable by common means, but a place blurring the lines between having a dream and a state of mind. welcome to talabout. stavroz managed to create a wholesome, comforting soundtrack for a place, which no words can describe. take a rest, lay down, close your eyes and listen to a story told in an orchestral fashion, with such profession and ear for details like luise never heard before. we are deeply impressed and thankful alike to be able to present this musical masterpiece. a heartly welcome to stavroz, everyone.
second vinyl installement on atmosphere and another proof that stereo express (shaker plates, pimprinella, ipoly music) is on a peak level. this time with support from stavroz we get two great originals in combination with remixes from umami (burlesque musique, audiolith) and mollono.bass (ostwind, acker).
foresight is a various-artist curated series that features 4 different artists and/or tracks each time with accompanying highlights on the process and inspiration behind each piece. truecolors is a music label that channels artist s most honest version of their creations and share it with the world through vinyl and digital platforms. the label is based between brooklyn and london and was established in 2016.