out now: Stanislav Tolkachev – Up The Steel Stairway EP [Reclaim Your City]

 

Artist:
Stanislav Tolkachev

 

Title:
Up The Steel Stairway EP

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYCL014

 

Release Date:
03rd July 2021

 

Format:
Vinyl & download

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Up The Steel Stairway

A2.
The Less You Know

B1.
One More To Go

B2.
The Way To The After

 

Press Info:
Over five years on from his first appearance on the label with ‘Follow Me’ off the ‘Dnepr_Vancouver’ VA, Ukrainian don Stanislav Tolkachev resurfaces with his debut solo four-tracker for RYC. Not quite swerving from the sonic pathway his name has become synonymous with over the years, ever so alien and transporting, Tolkachev’s latest boasts the very exact qualities that have made his sound stand out from others, earning him a constantly growing crowd of heirs and imitators along the way.

Breaking the trip in, ‘Up The Steel Stairway’ sets the tone for the EP without further ado. Sniping hails of steadily frantic, arpeggiated synth chords and puncturing kick drums that’ll have you dancing like one rolls with the punches, Tolkachev sails into the eye of the cyclone all guns blazing. Lacking no pounding heft either, ‘The Less You Know’ slits a way open into your head through a carefully dissonant symbiosis of corrosive synth lines and octave-shifting bass gone astray. On-the-edge techno at its rowdiest, most mentally challenging.

Flip the coin and here comes the deranged, trouble-brewing ‘One More To Go’. Cranking the mind-bogglingness a notch further, this one bulldozers its way past all sanity thresholds without blinking. Final number ‘The Way To The After’ tops it off in more straightforward but equally immersive fashion. Plunging us in a submerged chamber of sorts, where heavily verbed-out synth flexions entangle along tranquilly ascending pads, progressively dissolving in inert pools of FX-charged bleach and slo-dripping dub venom.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Up The Steel Stairway”

 

Videos:
“Up The Steel Stairway”

“The Less You Know”

“One More To Go”

“The Way To The After”

Videos made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Reclaim Your City 400”

 

Recommendations:
Stanislav Tolkache’s “Influx EP” on Dystant Recordings
Stanislav Tolkachev’s “It Will Be Too Late Then” on Krill Music
split EP “Inkblots#4” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev tracks on Inkblots
“Blue Mood / …” by Stanislav Tolkachev on Intergalatic Research …
compilation “Okiami (Part 1)” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev track on Krill Music
compilation “SEELEN.002” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev track on Seelen Records
EP “DSX_ENV_00 REMIXED” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev remix on Escapism
all featured releases from Reclaim Your City

 

Buy Vinyl:
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Decks
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more soon

 

Buy Download:
Reclaim Your City @ Bandcamp

 

Booking:
Potnia Theron

 

Websites:
Stanislav Tolkachev
Reclaim Your City

 

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