Welcome to our artist Alexander Sting’s bizarre chimaera. On this EP, he’s wandering along a fine line of sense and insanity. In a world where appearances are deceiving, all stylistic conventions are broken.
The title Delusions is taking the listener directly on a musical meander. Is this just another Dubstep piece? Alexander Sting’s pointless contribution to an already over saturated genre? Absolutely wrong! The artist puts together an orchestra of fragmented sounds that might be disturbing for some listeners. Harmonic vocal structures are distorted, basslines that are typical for Dubstep are cut into pieces and reconfigured. Alexander Sting takes his time in this piece and builds up an arc of suspense that is both deep and wide. This piece of music is only mainstream at its surface.
Neocircus, the EP’s second title is more dramatic. An introduction that sounds almost like cascading sound bubbles seem to paint a familiar picture. This appearance is destroyed, however by hard, cut-up rhythmic fragments. There might be still hope for a happy ending – but strange, blemished vocals collide with what would (under normal circumstances) be beautiful, floating and nostalgic synthesizer sounds. It is this impact of different emotions that distinguishes Alexander Sting’s EP. Here, not only music but the listener himself is transformed – that is, if he is willing to undertake this uneasy musical trip.