Boomkat Product Review:
Berlin's Sun Electric have reserved their place in history as one of the more forward-thinking electronic acts to have emerged from mainland Europe in the early nineties. With Thomas Fehlmann behind the scenes as 'executive producer', the duo of Max Loderbauer and Tom Thiel went on to release via imprints like R&S, concocting a hybrid of ambience and techno that would later evolve into what we might now term IDM. The music on this disc is a collection of tracks recorded between 1998 and 2000, and since their high profile nineties releases the two producers have gone on to work on separate musical endeavors (Thiel alongside Daniel Meteo as Bus, and Loderbauer with Tobias Freund as Cadenza's NSI in additon to becoming one half of Chica and The Folder). This release comes after the rediscovery of some old Sun Electric material that surfaced on a hitherto lost CD-R Thiel discovered at a friend's house. This archive material was then given the mastering treatment by Pole's Stefan Betke, resulting in a surprisingly fresh sounding selection. The warmth and production depth of pieces like 'Echelon' and 'Shuttle' have helped this music age as well as it has, and undoubtedly that's no mean feat for a any artist working in the extremely time-sensitive, technologically dependent world of electronic music. Recommended.