“Organic Beauty From The Digital Age”
Rumored to be one of the most intriguing collaborations of 2018, Rocket Girl presents Pieter Nooten’s 4th solo album ‘STEM’ as Nooten teams up with legendary producer/ mixer/sound-artist Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush, Underworld) at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. ‘STEM’ is probably Nooten’s finest work since collaborating with Michael Brook 30 years ago, producing the timeless cult classic ‘Sleeps With The Fishes’.
Setting the tone in his 2013 double CD ‘HAVEN’, Nooten further explores the boundaries between the neoclassical and ambient genre, delivering an album of heart wrenching, profound melodic compositions that invites you to listen to ‘STEM’ over and over again.
“Moments in life so often slip by with only the rusted acquaintance of memory to recall them but with a masterpiece like Haven in your collection you won’t ever walk alone. No matter the slips and pitfalls you encounter or the loves you recriminate yourself for squandering, Pieter Nooten’s newest will allow you to dwell with your thoughts in private with dignity…”
“Haven is the kind of record that gives modern composition a good name. It will also give countless budding musicians the belief that they can create a valid piece of work with nothing but a laptop. This may not be a bad thing, but it will be a while before anything in the genre matches the maturity, warmth and technical ability displayed by Nooten…”
The CD version is 60 minutes long (including bonus track I Felt.)
The vinyl version is specially adapted to fit on a record. Limited edition, 180g vinyl. Comes with a postcard and a download code of the full 60 minute album.
2. Quarter Moon
3. Thème Minimaliste I
4. Thème Minimaliste II
6. Variation In F # Minor
9. 2:26 AM
10. I Felt (CD and download only)