Standards & Practices return with their second release this year, following the release of Krohn / Mjolsness’s superb “Drummer” EP. The first proper Stave release since 2021’s collaboration with Karim Maas on UVB-76, “Godless”, “Saints No Drum” is a concise and definitive artistic statement from Jonathan Krohn that encompasses everything that made his previous releases so captivating, while taking his sound in exciting new directions.
“Drum 1 – 4” display a level of refinement and restraint rarely heard in modern electronic music, and there’s a sustained atmosphere of brooding, simmering tension that’s simultaneously meditative and menacing. The interstitial tracks here (“Fred S”, “Krohn / Schneider”, “Squared Off”, and the title track) add texture, depth, and nuance to a release that adds up to much more than the sum of its parts.
Release date: May 20th, 2022.