German violinist, composer and producer, Alex Stolze, is pleased to announce the release of his new album ‘Outermost Edge’, released 16th March 2018 on Nonostar Records.
Having received critical acclaim for his work with electronica acts Bodi Bill and Unmap, and having toured the world with experimental avant jazz trio Dictaphone, last year’s mini-album ‘Mankind Animal’ caused a stir on the underground and with the release of his first full-length album imminent, he is ready to further establish his reputation as a truly groundbreaking instrumentalist and producer.
Co-founder of the now legendary techno label Krakatau Records, Alex moves effortlessly between the modern classical and electronic worlds with new album ‘Outermost Edge’. Performing with his unique, custom-made five-string electro-acoustic violin, Alex works in musical distinctions, merging violin-based-textures with electronic beat-and-noise production.
Alex’s compositional techniques for the album reflect his modernist attitude, with no formal notation process involved. As he explains “normally I have a musical starting point in mind, either a groove or chord structure which I record, then I improvise a violin theme on the loop pedal and gradually work out a 4 track violin piece… The final track I work out following this, during a period of sonic experimentation and refinement”.