Reform is the first work by Stave. The album is an exercise in precision and spacialization, with isolated electronics and icy beats producing a grisaille of vaporized metals. Tracks move from disembodied murk and blunted pulses to sustained forcefulness. Touch points include techno, ambient and industrial predecessors, all bent gravitationally towards a dark, cold and unsettling soundworld.
Based in Chicago, Stave is the solo project of Jonathan Krohn who also collaborates in the group Male. Krohn appears with Karl Meier under the name Talker on a track for the upcoming Downwards 20th Anniversary compilation Our Previous Correspondence.
FSS has manufactured a limited edition of 200 LPs, each packaged in hand screened, die-cut covers with a download code.