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Pop Ambient 2022

Various Artists

KOMPAKT



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Released: 12th Nov 2021

£25.99


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Released: 12th Nov 2021

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Again, the current edition of the tradition-steeped compilation series curated by Wolfgang Voigt is about the persistent and ever-necessary definition of beauty, of reduction, of electronic music of heavy lightness and light heaviness, of ambient's eternal promise of a state of physical and acoustic weightlessness and Pop's of redemption.

And about the question why a never arbitrary combination of soundscape, drones, samples and loops, put together in a certain way, can create this feeling of warmth, depth and space, - something threedimensional, where the imagination feels at home as a fish in the water or a bird in the sky. A key aesthetic stimulus that sends all the senses into a slow glide and drift, after which your synapses feel like they've been bathed in essential oil. Next to Soul, Ambient is probably the most effective musical healing plant of mankind. Behind the aural test tubes, the who's who of Pop Ambient is once again at work, led for the first time by the highly trafficked Californian duo Blank Gloss, whose debut album "Melt" this year was certified by The Guardian as nothing less than "heartaching beauty". Yui Onodera's "Chrome" as well as "Kari", a cooperation of Markus Guentner and Joachim Spieth, could also be imagined in the score of Denis Villeneuve's new film version of DUNE - however, colleague Hans Zimmer managed that quite well without the three. After such wonderful and stylish contributions by Reich & Würden, Triola and Thomas Fehlmann, the ear then lingers a bit longer on the ghostly "Weiht" by Morgen Wurde feat. Maria Estrella, a track like a temple of sound, a deep electronic immersion in a Japanese onsen.

Various Artists

Tracklist

  1. Blank Gloss Coiling
  2. Yui Onodera Cromo 6
  3. Markus Guentner / Joachim Spieth Kari
  4. Reich & Würden Grainscan
  5. Triola Mutterkorn
  6. Thomas Fehlmann Rosen Fliegen
  7. Morgen Wurde feat. Maria Estrella Weiht
  8. Max Würden Elan
  9. Thore Pfeiffer Taunus
  10. Andrew Thomas Kiss The Horizon
  11. Max Würden / Pepo Galán Seis Minutos Mas
  12. Joachim Spieth / Pepo Galán Luna
  13. Max Würden Retrospektive
  14. Blank Gloss Anticlimbers