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Ostermeier, M / Still
Album:Still Collection:General
Artist:Ostermeier, M Added:07/2015
Label:Tench 

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Add Date:2015-08-17 Pull Date:2015-10-19 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:11 Oct4 Oct27 Sep13 Sep6 Sep30 Aug23 Aug
Airplays:1111144

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 10, 2015:Narnia
Stasis
4.Sep 12, 2015:BravoMarco Variety Show
Stasis
2.Oct 03, 2015:BravoMarco Variety Show
Division
5.Sep 01, 2015:Narnia
Stasis
3.Sep 22, 2015:Narnia
Inertia
6.Aug 29, 2015:Meow Before Midnight
Stasis

Album Reviews
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2015-08-15 
Minimalist experimental electronic. Imagine someone sitting outside quietly touching a few chords on the piano and you’ll have a good feel for this. Deep bass notes add depth and a nice richness. The album as a whole is serene, possessed of gentle focus. It won’t wake you up in the morning, but it will put you in a thoughtful mood. Definitely recommended.

Try any track. 4 is probably my favorite.

1) “Statis” (5:30): Intermittent pulsing. Faint organic clicking sounds on top. Very peaceful, quiet.
2) “Division” (6:05): Crackling ice. Chords from the piano.
3) “Hang” (1:30): Just piano. Plays a few chords, vanishes.
4) “Counterpoise” (5:20): Quick electronic pulses, tightly balanced. Knocking. Clicking.
5) “New Lights” (3:05): Piano plays a greater role here, intricate series of chords.
6) “Congruence” (2:30): Deep bass pulses open, with piano on top in a higher register. Tension provided by couple of high screeching noises, like insects passing by.
7) “Inertia” (7:10): Chirping sound, kind of like an insect, but more regular. More deep bass pulses.
8) “Parity” (3:20): Bass is a bit more active here, several notes throbbing together.

--Mr. Tumnus
 
BravoMarco
Reviewed 2015-08-15 
M Ostermeier
Still
Reviewed by BravoMarco

New 2015 release from M Ostermier (also a member of Should) as the liner states “...poignant & at times avant-garde piano style mixed with the spare use of electronics & processed acoustic recordings.” Quality release, especially during those mellow times of your KZSU show.
Like: Minimalist piano infused with low-key effected ambience.
Loving: 1,2,7
No FCC’s (Instrumentals)

1) Stasis (5.31) Subtle drone & piano blending perfectly. The scratching gnawing sounds add to the occasion.
2) Division (6.11) Carries on with the serene feel. Extra swirling sounds than the previous.
3) Hang (1.33) Stark.
4) Counterpoise (5.20) The pace is picked up. Mild looped electronica with piano as an accompaniment.
5) New Lights (3.07) Combining the classical with the electronica, remains calming & tranquil.
6) Congruence (2.34) A mild hum journeys on with the piano.
7) Inertia (7.19) Reflective piece starting with a low drone, the piano & various sounds complete this solemn picture. A bare beauty.
8) Parity (3.30) Has a darker more ominous quality. Drone, again working with the sparse piano.

Track Listing
1.Stasis 5.New Lights
2.Division 6.Congruence
3.Hang 7.Inertia
4.Counterpoise 8.Parity