Immerse your head in water, turn the radio up loud, tune into some late night dance, feel the blood pulse around your body to the rhythm of your heartbeat, listen to the surround sounds warp, disjointedly. Download. 3D. This is Stay+.
The efforts of two, semi-purposefully anonymous Mancunian musicians Stay+, (pronounced Stay Positive) are Christopher Poole and Matt Farthing. Great admirers of David Lynch and Kraftwerk, the boys make difficult, sketchy and indescribable music and set it to complicated, abstract videos. Confusing, provocative and deeply affective, their intention is to make an impact on listeners so significant, a trance like state is evoked. Creating a rhythmic soundtrack to the inner movements and workings of a human body, the pulsating, steady beating of Stay+’s rushing musical movements is wholly engrossing.
Revealing very little about themselves in interviews, the formerly titled ‘Christian Aids’ prefer to answer questions with YouTube videos and conduct radio broadcasts using live visuals. Cleverly fabricating an ulterior universe, Stay Positive produce evocative sounds, ebbing, flowing and blending chords like feelings, Chris and Matt are mellowing out to a movement all of their own. Stay+ got behind the wheel and took i-D online on a journey through time and space, via their five favourite night time road trips everyone should endeavor to take before they die. Download the exclusive mix here and remember hit 3D for the full experience!