seamlessly between stark modern classical works, fiercely intelligent electronica and off-kilter
indie pop, he manages to craft his own consistent sound throughout. Middle-Eastern scales create
a beguiling tonal landscape, complex polyrhythms and unusual time signatures are turned into
addictive, danceable beats, while analogue synthesisers, minimal piano and his bespoke 5-string
violin combine to create a uniquely textured sound-world.
Already widely acclaimed for his work with electronica acts Bodi Bill and Unmap, and avantgarde trio Dictaphone, his emergence both as a solo artist and as head of new
label Nonostar has opened up a range of new musical possibilities. The 2018 debut album
“Outermost Edge” showcases a compositional and lyrical perspective at once innocent and
experienced. Dark minimal compositions are placed in contrast to timeless love songs, while a
political message encouraging empathy with outsiders and warning against a time of division and
blind conformity emerges.
His utopian eclecticism drives the Nonostar label, based at Stolze's remote studio on the
The buzz around Stolze and Nonostar is growing exponentially with each new release; we can
expect to hear a lot more from the artist and his label in 2019 and beyond.