Arriving a full decade after his last LP (2011’s ‘To The Point’), ‘Origins’, which is out now, is the third album from UK artist Rob ‘Activa’ Stevenson. The albums origin story is a relatively straightforward one.
Activa: “Its main theme is to re-represent the music I grew up with. Throughout ‘Origins’ production I always knew I wanted the release to work in a dual capacity. Both as a traditionally laid out artist album, that someone could move in & out of as their mood takes, but also as something that could be experienced mixed, as a start-through-finish one. The structure of that version on the release is highly representative of the music compilations I listened to, and was inspired by in my youth.”
Throughout ‘Origins’ production, Rob exercised anything remotely ‘2.0’ in terms of sound, effect, technique or trend-chase.
Activa: “I feel that progress is only really progress if things actually get better, he says, and I’m not sure that’s always been the case with trance. As a genre, it often moves far away from what it used to be - at times becoming a near caricature of itself.”
Hence, Rob allowed nothing of that nature to dilute or pollute the album.
‘Origins’, Activa’s third artist album is available to stream or buy now now on CD, vinyl and download or to stream.