It seems that Stefan Tretau renounced his past. Parallel to his last release "Set your Mind to Control the Heart of the Sun" his new mini-album "Chivvy" moves again off the beaten track. However, it turns out to be less analog and abstract than the previous album. You may call it crackling-jazzy and floating-melodic, if you want to describe music at all.
In Stefan´s sense a classic house track dissolves as a cornerstone of a successful release. Ease and melody are his new fashion. Even if its only a temporary equalization of tase and it will probably not last for too long.
In his sense, lack of imagination to exploit new opportunities is the worst. Only with imagination he can accept new, rebel against the old, leave the familiar behind and transform the common to the unknown.
For Stefan it is impossible to set its own limits a priori. They must be recognized, experienced and perceived. Even if his constant search does not mean to enhance the music. It is at least satisfying his desire for roots and origin and is paving his way forward.
Future needs origin, even if it means to reverse the slowness of the origin and the rapidity of the future. Only cessation leads to consciousness. Finally "Chivvy" is not only an expression of an inner trait, but it is a hunt for musical backgrounds.