"LYRICALLY AND PHILOSOPHICALLY, IF SAM BECKETT WAS AROUND TODAY,
I’D SAY HE’D FANCY A SPELL IN THE STUDIO DOING SPOKEN WORD WITH STANO”
Irish artist Stano has been a recording artist and composer since the early ‘80’s. With 12 albums (released on Berlin label ‘Dossier’, Independent labels 'Scoff', 'Food Records' London, 'Egg Records' Greece, ‘Hue’ and ‘Loscann’ and the debut album for U2’s Mother Records), numerous singles and film soundtracks to his credit. He is regarded as a true innovator, with an intense understanding of sonic structure and always ahead of his time.
Stano has a unique take on music production, he collaborates with musicians from all genres. His music is a hybrid of musical styles so if you’re looking for originality, Stano’s music has it all, beautiful melodies, powerful rhythms, other worldly layers and textures and extremely visual.
Stano's paintings have been described as a visual representation of his music, detailed, layered and textured. Aged 18 he began to paint oil on wood, he was an apprentice cabinet maker at the time and used the offcuts of wood to create sculptures and paintings.
His first exhibition was in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin in 1982 which coincided with the release of his first solo single 'Room'. The visual side of his performances utilised backing tracks, film (Buñuel and Dali) and performance art.
“A MULTI-TALENTED OPERATOR, STANO’S CONTRIBUTION TO IRISH ROCK CANNOT IN ANY WAY BE IGNORED. HE IS THE FIRST IRISH ROCK ARTIST TO PLAY THE STUDIO LIKE AN INSTRUMENT, THE FIRST TO ALLOW INTUITION WITH REGARD TO ELECTRONICS, SOUND AND CHANCE OCCURRENCES TO GOVERN HIS OUTPUT”.
DAVE SEGAL - ALTERNATIVE+PRESS - USA
Stano regards the studio as his instrument. He built his own high spec studio and equipped it with the very best of vintage valves and the latest in digital. In order to create his unique sound he modifies his equipment and builds his own amps and speakers.