The Berghain-affiliated Ostgut Ton label has announced Steffi’s third album for the label. The Dutch DJ/producer’s new album is called ‘World of the Waking State’ and is planned for late September.
‘World of the Waking State’ is Steffi’s sixth album to date, having released two solo LPs for Ostgut Ton, a collaboration album with Virginia, another with Analogue Cops as Third Side and one with fellow Dutch producer Martyn as Doms & Deykers on Martyn’s 3024 label. ‘World of the Waking State’ is one of her strongest efforts so far.
According to the press release the new album ‘was created in a period when she found herself free of the past and settled more comfortably in her own skin.’ ‘The shift in her mindset let to a new freedom of exploration in her creativity that enabled her to write more experimentally, and logically led to this new album. Gone are the classic drum sounds and conspicuous melodies of her previous works, Steffi’s productions unify disparate molecular details to forge a greater whole, reflecting a serious commitment to abstract electronic composition that manifests itself here as a totally inimitable collection of tracks. ‘World of the Waking State’ is a confident and mature work of complex rhythms and refined melody – the overall effect as subtle, unique and thought provoking as the artist herself.’
‘World of the Waking State’ is out on September 22nd through Ostgut Ton.