review :: Royce Icon
I found out about H Stewart totally by accident; I was updating some of my music on Last.FM, when I noticed that she was in the similar artists category, since we've both released stuff via Clinical Archives. I randomly clicked on her stuff and I was impressed by what I found.
H Stewart's approach to sound is rather interesting; All of her music is more or less totally vocal based, and she mixes and cuts-up up her voice and adds effects (mostly reverb) to create a very unique brand of minimal, intimate glitch. Emotion really drips from every track, and I feel like I'm being let in on the middle of an intense mental cleansing session whenever I listen, her voice is so raw and powerful. That might paint some odd pictures in your mind depending on your perspective, but trust me, in this context it's a very beautiful thing.
I really can't say much else about this record, as my ability to babble about music I really like is actually pretty limited, which is obviously silly considering my position as a reviewer. So I guess I'll just end it with this: "To Touch The Taste" is total abstract experimental bliss that really unnerves you and pries it's way deep into your head. It's exquisite, and considering the fact that it and many of H Stewart's other works are available online for free, you really don't have any excuse
not to listen to it. Highly fucking recommended.