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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 11/15/2013

First Listen

Stèv "Winter Train"

Italian producer Stèv—who appeared on Project Mooncircle's Uprising compilation earlier this month—takes a patient 90 seconds to build up an intro for "Winter Train." To his credit, this first movement proves a strong enough listen in its own right, as soft melodies mix with subdued pads and the loose strums of guitar strings. Eventually, Stèv laces the track with a simple-but-inviting groove while continuing to shape a rich tapestry of atmospheric, often reversed elements and miniature melodies—sounding somewhere along the lines of a more bubbly Tycho. "Winter Train" will also appear on the producer's five-track Elsewhere EP, set to drop via the Portland-based Loci imprint on December 10.

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