Tuesday, August 19, 2008
a while ago fellow ssg pete started telling the rest of us (and anyone else who would listen) about how good this new guy on modern love, andy stott, was. it took me a while to get on board, but since then i've been happily sailing with HMAS stott (hmm perhaps taking the 'on board' analogy a bit too far). the quality and depth of his output, especially given that he is a relative newcomer, is seriously impressive. what really grabs me about stott's productions is that they have a gravity, a certain weight to them, which give all his records a very distinctive and powerful feel. his sound manages to convey something quite unique and special. and now for the good news. a livepa of his has just been released. this is the first live recording of his i've come across, the only other one being the RA podcast with claro. having just finished listening to it, this has confirmed my impression that stott is definitely one of the best producers going about at the moment. and considering that at moments this recording struggles to deal with the bass (or that could be my soundcard), i am sure his livepa would sound amazing live. the recording is from the excellent club transmediale festival, held every february (i think) in berlin and definitely worth checking if you are about - good, forward thinking people and program. this is from a livestream over at samurai.fm. they've got a couple of other gems from transmediale up including a full livepa from prosumer and murat tepeli. will try and get an mp3 version of that soon too. in the meantime, get on board and enjoy some of the stott!
andy stott @ club transmediale 2008