Robert Stillman- What Does It Mean to Be American? & Portals (2022 Remaster) out today! 21 Jan 2022

Today is the release date for TWO albums by US-born, UK-based multi-instrumentalist & composer Robert Stillman: What Does it Mean to Be American?, a brand new collection of jazz-influenced piano, saxophone, clarinet & drum meditations themed around Stillman's exploration of national identity, & Portals (2022 Remaster) an expanded & remastered vinyl edition of Stillman’s 2017 cassette of New Age-styled electric piano improvisations. Both albums were co-released with Kit Records (UK). Folks in the UK & Europe can avoid transatlantic shipping fees by ordering the new albums HERE.

Special-priced vinyl & cassette bundles can be purchased HERE.

Stream What Does It Mean to Be American?

Stream/purchase Portals (2022 Remaster)

Read Glenn Donaldson's review of What Does it Mean to Be American? for Free Form Freakout

Read David Wilikofsky's review of What Does it Mean to Be American? for Undrcurrents

Read Jason Woodbury's review of Portals for Aquarium Drunkard

"Robert Stillman is a multi-faceted genius. A virtuoso of DIY, one-player improvisation. A master of color, restraint, and powerful world-building." - Undrcurrents

"Recording by himself, Stillman layers saxophone, clarinet, drums, and piano. While the one-man-band approach can so often result in antiseptic, too carefully controlled sounds, Stillman’s work here remains loose, imaginative, and even conversational. Stillman is having a dialogue with himself. It’s a lively one, and you are invited to listen in." - Aquarium Drunkard

Watch Robert Stillman's self-directed music video for "It's All Is" from What Does it Mean to Be American?