Ghosting is collection of early recordings from Bristol based producer Stumbleine. It features eight tracks, taken from three eps, spaced over two years. Musically Stumbleine draws heavily from rnb, chillwave & shoegaze all drowned in nostalgic lo-fi warmth. Influences range from Burial to my Bloody Valentine making the end result truly genuinely unique.
❝Sorrow, Sina., Sun Glitters, Stumbleine, and of course the originator Tycho. My personal favorites in this dreamy world… I can’t listen to it the whole day but it’s the best soundtrack for particular moments. The only problem is that they release too much material within a half year and it’s hard to differentiate between them.”Ghosting” is Stumbleine’s physical debut and it was about time! Besides too many digital releases in the last year, I was happy to catch up with this “Best Of” on blue transparent vinyl. The label Hija De Colombia was quite clever as they collected all the highlights and hits – Soulful tunes like “Ember“, “Cassette“, “Be Tru” etc – into one beautiful record. It doesn’t matter that almost every track, vocal effect, arrangement, structure sounds like the other one as long as you get goosebumps! To have a similar acoustic doesn’t mean anything and you can enjoy his talent multiple times… I don’t care about the simple bass music and the club life out there, I feel music in a different way!❞
➥ CLOSE YOUR EYES AND FEEL YOUR SOUL 8.5/10 – Gordon