Boomkat Product Review:
This new compilation from Burnt Friedman’s long dormant Nonplace imprint brings together an array of artists known and unknown for a collection of pieces that aims to reflect the brief set by its title. Featuring new and exclusive material from Beige, Atom Heart (Atom TM), plus Burnt Friedman himself working with the Nu Dub Players and Jaki Liebezeit – there’s also some good new work from unknown players Shank, Swaai and the exotically titled Lycheelassi. Nonplace has traditionally explored the points where electronic music cuts across stylistic junctions with lounge, exotica, dub and funk, ultimately leading to a sort of neo-easy listening that fits in brilliantly with the concept behind this nice little collection. Highlights come from Beige and their demented hiccup funk on “Explosions”, the NU Dub Players with the staggered smokey jazzcore blissout of “Designer Groove” and the awesome latino glitch of Atom’s replicant rumba rockers and their “La Vida Es Liena De Cables” - a bit of a return to form from Uwe schmidt following his senor coconut blowout. Nonplace have definitely carved out their own little nieche for music of this sort – if the generic blend appeals to you, look no further.