Clas Tuuth’s Standing Still single will be released on NeedNoWater Records on October 14th 2016.
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1 – Standing Still (Featuring Catriona Irving)
2 – Standing Still (Featuring Catriona Irving) Rocketnumbernine Remix
Sitting somewhere in the mix of Gold Panda, Mount Kimbie, Bonobo and Four Tet, emerging London producer Clas Tuuth follows up his trilogy of EPs with the debut album We Should Get Back, via esteemed London indie Need No Water this autumn. It is possibly the most accomplished incarnation of his sound yet, subtly treading the line between underground club sounds and the indie-rooted world he’s made his name in.
The new single Standing Still exemplifies the album’s air of warmth and humanity, balancing subtle textures and rough-edged beats. It’s further evidence of his reputation for crafting electronic music with an organic feel.
Regular collaborator Catriona Irving features heavily throughout the album We Should Get Back, and here she provides a full vocal for Standing Still, which Clas duly chops up and reconstructs for the most dance-floor orientated track of the album. It’s a perfect introduction to the cut and spliced, sculptured sound utilised by Clas to absorb and repurpose a variety of influences; from techno to garage, hip-hop to lo-fi. With UK garage firmly at the forefront of influences here, Standing Still exemplifies the warm, beat-heavy sound of the album.
Balancing out the full vocal and garage influenced beats of the original, the single comes packaged with the outstanding Rocketnumbernine remix, an epic 8 minute journey into minimalist electronics, shifting gears and building throughout, chopping up the vocal sample percussively, all while retaining the heart and soul of the original.
Clas Tuuth’s last single, Air, was championed at the end of last year by BBC 6music’s Steve Lamacq and all three of Clas Tuuth EPs have enjoyed support from the station, including Nemone picking out Sketch from EP 001 as her ‘headphones moment’ on the morning show, while tracks from each part of the EP trilogy have enjoyed airplay from Tom Ravenscoft, Rob Da Bank and from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio1.
Building on this momentum, Clas Tuuth has crafted an album that pushes more traditional underground sounds to new audiences, crafting electronic beats into textures of fragile humanity. It’s a full chapter of Clas’ work and for those late night long-player sessions this is a must check, with new single Standing Still offering the perfect introduction.
Oscillating between pensive melancholia and dancefloor-ready UK Garage, it fusses with the human and inhuman, and distorts those tropes into an age old battle between the organic and the industrial
Glistening melodic chimes, cryptic vocals… equally pensive and dance-floor orientated – music that could soundtrack both the night’s euphoric highs and the next morning’s fragile recovery.
Favourably rubs shoulders with the folktronica’s elite, ie the likes of Four Tet or Gold Panda – Q
A soulful fusion of UK garage rhythms and sleek techno textures. – Clash
Deep bass lines, hidden beneath the depths, stuttering restless percussion and occasional glimpses of a warmness … It echoes the darkened intimacy that made Burial such an intense late-night partner… Keep your eyes on this one
– Gold Flake Paint