SSTROM announces 3-part EP series ‘Drenched’

Artist: SSTROM
Title: Drenched
Label: Rösten
Format: 3×12″ / Digital
Release Date: 22nd April
Genre: Techno

Following last year’s ‘Vitriol’ EP and ‘Otider’ album, SSTROM is back on Rösten with ‘Drenched’, 12 tracks for the floor, divided into 3 EPs, each to be released three weeks apart.

SSTROM is the project of Hannes Stenström, once part of Swedish band Slagsmålsklubben, and one half of enigmatic techno duo SHXCXCHCXSH (SHX). SSTROM’s output is explicitly immersive, relying on tense immediacy and spontaneity. The subtle 4×4 pulsations frame vivid narratives, rich layers of texture with lush harmonies surfacing from the warm and alien flow.

On his ‘Otider’ LP SSTROM manifested a sonic diversity relating to his personal experiences and incorporated a diversity of genres and elements ranging from the ‘90s rave to hints of minimal synth or outsider house melodic sensibility, yet everything carefully merged into a coherent whole.

On ‘Drenched’ SSTROM concretizes his ideas even further. The EP’s came to life after he broke his computer by spilling a drink on it. It forced him to try out different techniques of composing and recording. With limited ways of working, a more minimalistic form of expression emerged, based on very short but mind-bending harmonic structures and layered pulsations. The process proved to be very creative and resulted in these twelve tracks whose magic will work best on EP format and for the floor, nothing else.

Drenched 1-4 – RÖSTEN8.1 – April 22nd
A1 – Drenched 1
A2 – Drenched 2
B1 – Drenched 3
B2 – Drenched 4

Drenched 5-8 – RÖSTEN8.2 – May 13th
C1 – Drenched 5
C2 – Drenched 6
D1 – Drenched 7
D2 – Drenched 8

Drenched 9-12 – RÖSTEN8.3 – June 3rd
E1 – Drenched 9
E2 – Drenched 10
F1 – Drenched 11
F2 – Drenched 12


About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.