Boomkat Product Review:
When your press release is waxing hyperbolic with proclamations of the "without exaggeration that we are amongst a true virtuoso of our time"-variety and suggesting your new album will leave people "reeking of great sex", you better have yon skills to pay yon bills. Thankfully Kompakt prove they intuitively know their onions. As one half of the awesome Closer Musik duo (alongside Dirk Leyers) whose brief starburst of creativity reaped some serious rewards, Matias Aguayo has delivered an album creaking under the weight of effectuately realised ideas. Opening with the sleazy disco frug of 'De Papal' (imagine if Michael Jackson was a Berlin based Chilean, just coming of musical age through the ketamine enriched avenues of electro), Aguayo then reduces the boil for some Villalobos/Larkins/Moroder indebted machine funk on 'Radiotaxi' and 'Drums & Feathers'. Elsewhere, 'Well' is a brooding slab of crafty crosswire pop, grafting Kylie and coldwater-synths onto Aguayo's semi-threatening croon, 'So In Love' is the kind of sweaty (hypno) disco that'll have Trevor Jackson in palpitations till Christmas, whilst bonus track 'De Papel' is a Max Turner guesting sliver of Euro-hop. If, like us, you thought Isolee's new album was beautifully fresh and gleefully exotic in all the right places - this album is tailor-made for you. Buy!