Repress of 200 copies with different silk screened artwork.
Originally released on FlingCo Sound System, August 2013.
Boomkat review: Reform is the bracing solo debut of industrial architecture from Chicago's Jonathan Krohn (aka Stave). An 'exercise in precision and spatialization' according to his label, FlingCo Sound, it's a compelling piece of work making deep incursions to the barbed wire-strewn post-rave warehouse zones of Raime, Cut Hands, or Vatican Shadow, but with a uniquely cavernous, bunkered sound design strategy and defense mechanism he can safely call his own. Seven tracks lead through a series of annexed antechambers with individual reverb settings, from Alberich-like engine room churn and burn on The Fear to the depth gauging steppers ricochets of Stave and the intensely claustrophobic battery of Tower9, following into the pendulous clangur of Gun Control and the gargantuan, disused power station ambience of Disc1 and the air-raid corridor pings and encroaching footsteps of Minus3. Heard on headphones it's an inarguably impressive feat of sound design dynamics, simulating the deserted multi-story carpark of your nightmares, and we can only imagine how heavy it'll sound with proper amplitude. Strong recommendation.