Boomkat Product Review:
Taking a cue from sister label Playhouse, Klang have decided to launch a compilation series of its own - clearly flagging up the comparisons with 'Famous When Dead' through a selection that mimics their cross section of hits, classics and preview cuts. Staking it's flag pole in the minimal peaks of the techno mountains, 'Diamanten Und Raketen' features Klang heavyweights such as Alter Ego, Johannes Heil, Bergheim 34 and 2 Dollar Egg alongside the likes of Avus, Partycrashers and Destillat. Opening through Avus' 'Tear', the pace is kept as high as the quality control, as the likes of Alter Ego's rock solid 'Gate 23 (Lost On Arrival)' and Raudive's 'Turn It Off' lurch past. Elsewhere, Jan Jenlinek's Farben mix for Bergheim 34 turns the neo-Kraut rockers on their head with a mealy set of lint-lined beats and clipped vocals, Johannes Heil's 'Freaks R Us' sounds like an army of rampaging electro monsters, whilst Raudive's 'Turn It Off' takes abject glee in its acid spasms.