PATIENT HANDS is the solo project of Alex Stooshinoff. Montreal based, the artist deals in ambience, moods, aesthetics and exercises in emotional prevalence. His music is cited in the annuls of thoughts, actions, inactions, haze – a decadent and instinctive reach for the soulful and the damned.
And that means he tries to deal with all of us, virtually, regulating his keys and notes, all to glorify the unseen and often unheard.
The project started in 2013 with debut EP ‘Stasis’. And as the colors of vibrance and gray were added to his pallets of artistic expressions, his personal reflections on his own history shimmered into the crevasses of his constructions. Nature sounds, field recording, the Peruvian Amazon, funerals, mother and father.
Now coming to 2019, the journey has been long and Alex has adapted as the world becomes ever more non-binary. With senses extended, and minds exerting massive amounts of energy to keep afloat, PATIENT HANDS’ work in interpreting its environment has just scratched the surface.
Alex once stated: “I lost myself somewhere inside me. I was a foreigner; a refugee. But I had nowhere to run to, and nowhere to leave. I couldn’t find love for myself, or anyone else. I became physically ill for at least eleven months. I had a brush with cancer, and I was overcome by emptiness. I tried to get back to who I knew myself to be before the illness by walking the Camino de Santiago. I tried to force a change, but found that I couldn’t.”
Reminisce with PATIENT HANDS.
Let’s get lost in the words and sounds of this poet.
‘Something Vanishing’ is off of his latest full-length LP ‘Stoic’, available now.