Olaf Stuut returns to Atomnation with a new 12" this 4th of May, titled "Crown Shyness". On the new EP, Stuut matures as a producer, delivering three tracks that stand out on many fronts. When comparing to the majority of club output, Olaf's new EP sounds elegant, dark and improvisational - his work is not a so-called dance formula, yet, this EP could easily slip into sets from DJ's all across the board. And this might be the main strength of Stuut's productions: his style represents the taste of both clubbers and living room brain dancers, making him one of the most cutting-edge producers of the moment.
The whole album is pretty good.Not quite pop, as I can't think of anyone singing these off the radio. Not quite experimental / electro as their older albums. The album sits between these, as more of a "sound design" rather than full-on experiment. James