What: An ambient electronic collaborative album.
Why: Separately, Stimming and Lambert have cultivated their own audiences in the narrow fields of the ambient electronic and neo-classical music world. Stimming is known as a composer who creates music like a minimal techno dance DJ while Lambert, known as the masked neo-classical pianist, indulges in a calmer side of things.
Both artists have a classical background and operate on the fringes, while Lambert has built up an Irish following through regular shows with independent promoter Homebeat.
Their collaboration started when Lambert saw a documentary video of Stimming proclaiming “perfection is for idiots,” and recognising a musician with a similar outlook to himself, he dropped him an email. The pair were soon working in the studio improvising.
Their album Exodus, together released on March 9th, was made not in the studio but by trading ideas, samples and sketches while travelling and touring. Lambert used the wood noise of his piano to make beats, and not being a singer, used simple vocal sounds and built "choirs" from these elemental noises.
Stimming produced the album in a hotel room in Osaka, responding to the samples and piano lines Lambert sent him. The result is an album of swirling sonics that intersects contemporary classical with experimental electronics. The Germans will be in Dublin for the album’s debut performance on March 14th at the Sugar Club.
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