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 collage of sounds on this record fit so well together: traditional instruments, electronic dance, experimental soundscapes, IDM... The individual tracks are great, but this project truly excels when taken as a complete work. If you're at all interested in what's going on in the forefront experimental electronic music, this is where you should start Ryan Krantz