Taken from “What Does it Mean to Be American? “, out January 21st 2022.
On January 21, 2022, Orindal Records (US) & KIT Records (UK) will co-release two albums by genre-defying, US-born, UK-based composer & multi-instrumentalist Robert Stillman: “What Does It Mean to Be American?” & “Portals (2022 Remaster)”. “What Does It Mean” to Be American? is Stillman’s first full-length collection of new material since his 2019 album, “Reality”.
“What Does it Mean to Be American?” is the eighth solo album by Margate, UK based composer & multi-instrumentalist Robert Stillman. Performed, recorded & mixed almost entirely by Stillman, the seven tracks on What Does it Mean to Be American? are experimental in the purest sense of the word; Stillman’s composition & recording techniques rely heavily on improvisation, which often sends his music in surprising directions. Elements of jazz, drone, funk, blues, psychedelia, new age & chamber music are referenced, often subconsciously, but Stillman’s music ultimately defies adherence to any particular genre.