Italian producer and multi-instrumentalist Stèv released his latest EP, Broken Mamori, on February 17 via newly formed collective Variables Music. The six-track EP is available digitally and on 180g limited-edition vinyl and is Stèv's first release since his debut album, Beyond Stolen Notes, in 2015.
On Broken Mamori, Stèv evolves his beautifully hypnotic sound into a concise collection of broken-beat cuts and delicate ambience. Following the EP's release, Stèv enlisted visual artist Cy Tone to create a video for EP cut "Scattered Steams / Dense Water." Fittingly, the video is a floating journey through breathtaking terrain and synthetic illustrations. Stèv explains the collaboration:
"The amazing video for "Scattered Steams / Dense Water" was realized by the talented visual artist Cy Tone, who immediately got the mood of the record and of this particular tune, which is one of the most meaningful ones I've made until now. I'm completely stunned by how he caught the feelings behind the whole Broken Mamori record and blended them with his own perspective and inspirations. To me, this tune has always had a hint of time-eating, it extends itself throughout the whole duration, making it feel longer than the actual timing itself—and Cy captured this perfectly without even asking me about any guidelines. Another meaningful Broken Mamori-related milestone on how it's beautiful to work with people who share the truthful passion for art."
You can grab "Scattered Steams / Dense Water" via WeTransfer below, with the video also streaming below.