- Wed, 2010-09-15 14:07
We’d like to be able to tell you all about Pit Stoner, from where he/she/they grew up, and who he/she/they grew up listening to, through to whether he’s a he, she’s a she, or they’re a they. Sadly, we can tell you none of these things. From the trivial to the profound, Pit Stoner is the embodiment of an enigma…or the disembodiment of an enigma, if you will. But the initial frustration represented by this complete lack of information is guaranteed to seep away immediately as you drop the proverbial needle on his/her/their (sorry) new release, Flying Paper Plane.
An intriguing cut of progressive house, it opens with a finely detailed, springy yet minimal beat around which arpeggios swirl in and out of focus before a female voice singing wordless near-eastern cadences enters. Shortly afterwards the beat drops away, allowing the arpeggios to swell in size before it rears back up, bringing with it a quietly bubbling bass line and soothing strings that build in intensity. The six minute mark sees the track reach its modest height of complexity, at which point it swiftly collapses in on itself until even the beat is forced to sink into oblivion.
Remixes come in the shape of Polish producer Piotro’s thick textural interpretation, David Call’s huge trance thumper and Michael Badal’s melodically playful heavy-hitter.