Stumbleine’s ‘Cinderhaze’ shifts and pulls its emotional weight in cyclic waves

Stumbleine’s ‘Cinderhaze’ shifts and pulls its emotional weight in cyclic waves

Cinderhaze, the second single from UK producer Stumbleine’s forthcoming eighth album. Deleted Scene, envelopes you in a gorgeous pool of sound that shifts and pulls its emotional weight in cyclic waves.

 Deleted Scene, overflows with beautiful nostalgia-tinged electronica. The album is steeped with cloud-like beauty, with opener and recent single I Can Stop Anytime I Like fusing addictive sampled vocals with soft, glassy guitars, as if a reflecting pool of the listeners’ memories.

Elsewhere on the album, Ursa Minor Sleeps Forever is fittingly sleepy, circling soft slow synth arpeggios in a dreamy haze, a sound built upon by Somnia to an epiphany-like string bed, never straying too far from Stumbleine’s serene haven of melodic grace, while on Catastrophette, Stumbleine crafts a more dramatic and poignant web of sound, as if running through the memories created by the rest of Deleted Scene.

‘Stumbleine’ is the alias of Peter Cooper. With roots in the UK post rock scene, the reclusive producer began blending slow dream-like pop with fractured lo-fi beats as Stumbleine in 2012. Melancholic rnb vocals ebb and flow above submerged guitar ballads. Sand blasted samples intertwine with broken beats to create music with a nostalgic fragile warmth. Stumbleine is known for a DIY ethic, releasing music directly to fans or via the independent label Monotreme Records.’

The new album as a whole is an escape to a dream-state of Stumbleine’s making, captivating, yet familiar, and completely enveloping. According to Peter, “Deleted scene refers to the memories that play over and over inside your own head, replaying hazy copies of hazy copies that evolve into a bittersweet fever dream. Everybody has their own unique collection of deleted scenes slowly distorting and fading away.”

Deleted Scene will be released on June 14th digitally, as a CD in a colour printed slipcase cover and as a limited vinyl edition of 300 copies on 180 g white vinyl, which can be pre-ordered here:



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