Cold Plunge

July 30, 2021
Heterodox Records
Producer: Solomon Arye Rosenschein

For its fourth release, Cold Plunge, doomgaze act STAHV aka Solomon Arye Rosenschein improvised—literally. The three tracks which make up the twenty-one minutes of the EP were each recorded live in one continuous take with minimal overdubs. The performances all feature the hallmarks of STAHV’s live show: keyboards and guitars slathered in layers of loops, cavernous reverbs, and myriad delays. Rosenschein describes the moody title track as “The Cure meets Can.” Closer “a slow surrender” and “Stealth Deception” are both fuzz-drenched grooves with lo-fi beats and arpeggiation that bring to mind a collision of Beach House and Hawkwind