Robert Stillman is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from the northeast United States. His music juxtaposes the archaic with the futuristic, incorporating influences of Folk Americana, Jazz, Minimalism, and experimental electronic music, creating a sound described by the Observer as “lending an avant-garde shimmer to pre-modern American sounds.” Principally a saxophonist, Stillman’s performances have also featured an experimental take on the traditional one-man-band format, utilizing a piano and marching-band percussion modified for the feet in real time with no use of ‘looper-pedals.’ He has toured his music internationally, sharing bills with acts including Black Dice, Deerhoof, Yo La Tengo, and Dirty Projectors, and has released three albums, including the recently released, ‘Station Wagon Interior Perspective (A Requiem for John Fahey)’, which received an 8/10 in Uncut magazine in a review that drew comparisons to other ‘loner visionaries’ like Harry Parch, Charles Ives, and Fahey himself.
The track included on this Mixtape is taken from the album 'Machine's Song'. Released in 2011 by One Inch Badge Records, 'Machine's Song' is based on a repertoire for 'one-man-band', realized in an intricate, layered soundscape of piano, percussion, organs, woodwinds, and electronics.
The album is truly worth a listen.
Visit his page here: www.robertstillman.com