Steve Stoll - Praxis [8/10] Clash Magazine February 2014
Using Blair Witch scares, keeping danger in the corners, veteran New York techno stalker Stoll coaxes a largely freeform, 49-minute monument of space-shuttled silent screams. Bleak and concrete, inundated with sine waves, feedback and coded language interfering against the creak of cemetery gates - yet all staged logically and far from impenetrably - the crash landing of machinery is able to reach moments of peace by burning itself out, transfixed by the starry night and rebooting towards a more placid existence. Anxiety returning to count down the last rites of quiet decay is the cockroach in Stoll digging in, a lord of winter desolation.
DIG IT? DIG DEEPER: ANTHONY CHILD, THE BLUNTED BOY WONDER, MATTHEW HERBERT