Songs about the contracting and expanding nature of space, be it the distance between two grains of sand or the dilating and diminishing expanse between one person and another. Featuring a signature blur of formal classical composition, jazz improvisation, and the inherit charm and wit of popular song.
To hear and learn more about the select projects below, click on the album covers or head over to Bandcamp here.
the skin, the sea, the sound
“It’s the type of music where every note matters.”
– Greg Saunier (Deerhoof, Mystical Weapons)
“Beautiful modern lieder from the moon.”
– Aakaash Israni (Dawn of Midi)
“…he seems to inhabit two or more contradictory planes at once. It’s a bit unsettling, but also intermittently beautiful, as emotive pop and austere experiment glance off one other, affect one another and communicate, without ever becoming the mush in the middle.” – Dusted
“…surrounds a core of longing so earnest it might make you blush—if it weren’t accompanied by the blank terror of the cosmos.” – Image
“Stamper, himself, resides in the intersection of a variety of things – between pop and experiment, between formal elegance and confessional self-expression, between the improvisatory flow of jazz and the rigors of classical composition. It’s the kind of balancing act that makes choosing one thing over another seem cloddish.”
“Stamper’s recent project, ‘Interstitials’, plays as a celebration of the quiet within and without; the sounds of the usually unsounded… what the trees might be saying; how a drop of water might resonate in a glass if the world were given Whisper 2000s.” – The Blue Indian