Doug Appling, or Emancipator, is a wildly successful musician who has sold out tons of tours catering to fans with his blend of downtempo electronica, and he's also the man behind Loci Records. One of the handful of artists on Loci's roster is Stèv, whose debut album Beyond Stolen Notes is out on 18 May digitally through Loci, and on vinyl through the Italian label Megaphone. We're bringing you the exclusive premiere of Stèv's new track 'Hills are Floating' today, and it's stunning.
'Hills are Floating' brings together a multitude of different sounds to create an atmosphere truly all his own, one that's calming while still remaining interesting - it won't put you to sleep, but it'll bring you to a state of peace and relaxation. He said that he found inspiration for this track and the rest of Beyond Stolen Notes in a similar way, through varying life experiences:
"I’ve always seen life like a trip and while moving from a step to another I’ve always took notes through several surfaces: travelling, staring at different landscapes, meeting people, smelling various fragrances… My final way to express what I learned until the present is music, putting down all my experiences into tunes which reflect them as much as possible, trying to catch and create sounds that are able to blend my history with my daydreams. Notes can be stolen, but memory remains."
'Hills are Floating' is streaming in all of its ethereal beauty below.