The Scottish producer's new alias is inspired by Nordic electronic music.
Iceberg is Cowles' second release as Stillhead and the first full-length under the name. (He debuted the alias with an EP last year.) The new project is meant to reflect a Nordic influence, "from Danish electronic acts like Lulu Rouge, Trentemoller and Mike Sheridan to the Icelandic Tonik Ensemble and Kura," according to the press release, and it might have something to do with the Scottish artist's relocation to Estonia.
Label Here & Now Recordings goes onto say that Iceberg was also inspired by Autonomic drum & bass, dub techno and more abstract electronica from the likes of Rob Clouth and Rival Consoles. The LP features vocal spots from Estonian singers Triinu Taul and Zoe Ellying, as well as a verses from Chicago rapper Mu Vonz.
Cowles first emerged as DFRNT in the late 2000s, making atmospheric, dub-influenced bass music and running labels Echodub, Cut and Brightest Dark Place.
Check out an album preview mix below.
01. Sunset Over Estonia
02. Knife Edge
03. Maybe We Ain't Dead feat. Mu Vonz
04. Breathe Me Out
05. Uncertain Dub
06. You Can See feat. Triinu Taul
07. Interlude 01
08. Don't Think At All
09. To Be Continued feat. Mu Vonz
10. Vast Expanse
11. Pounds Of Gold feat. Zoe Ellying
12. Winter People
Here & Now Recordings will release Iceberg on January 29th, 2016.