That acoustic instruments and electronic music go together, that improvisation and a 4-on-the-floor kick drum live in perfect harmony; the piano trio LBT, originating in modern jazz, has proven these claims with its techno debut Way Up in the Blue. Over the last two years they have further developed their unmistakable sound on numerous concert tours. In 2017, they were awarded the BMW Welt Jazz Award, in 2019 the Burghauser Jazzpreis. Their double-EP release STEREO achieves a richly contrasting meeting of both genres which constitute the LBT sound cosmos. Five new techno tracks by Maximilian Hirning testify to the consistent sharpening of his musical language: more reduced, dark and energetic than ever before. Leo Betzl is back after Levitation (2016) with new compositions in modern jazz: his songs here demonstrate a wide stylistic diversity - and not least, the fact that his writing was inspired by the collective experience of playing techno shows that both genres on STEREO don't compete, rather strike up sparks against one another.