Kompakt turn 20 with their “annual yearbook” TOTAL 20 – featuring a wide range of sounds deep, stripped back and just a little bit silly all
Ahead of his performance in Amsterdam at This I s Not…A Party with Iron Curtis, Sevensol and Antepop on Saturday 19 October – guest writer Theresa Baumel caught up with DJ Balduin to learn more about his musical upbringing and how his connection to the Leipzig community helped shape and influence his musical career.
Veteran contemporary experimental producer Marcus Schmickler has signed to Kompakt to release his latest 37-minute opus – ‘Particle/Matter-Wave/Energy‘ – aiming to create an acoustic rendering of
If new album Rausch is music of the forest, it’s a forest existing in the laws of time, physics and narrative found in a Christopher Nolan movie. Where earlier GAS records tethered beats and orchestral samples to a dub techno groove, here the instrumentation often feels like it has been cut away from gravity to orbit erratically through and over the beat.
Two years after his first incursion on Kompakt, Kenneth James Gibson returns with ‘In The Fields Of Nothing’ LP that shines a particularly bright light on the Californian musician’s arresting melange of minutely-crafted instrumentals, lucid vision and deeply immersive electronics, bearing in them both the solar radiance and crucial minerality of his Idyllwild home.
Huerco S. and GAS are both expert purveyors of seriously deep electronic music, of excavating sounds that envelope and surround the listener…Armed with the power of the Barbican’s soundsystem, both were given the freedom to build their own vivid universes, ones totally removed from the dark city that surrounds.