Boomkat Product Review:
Just as DJ Olive lulled us into a deep slumber with his 'Sleep' album a few weeks back, now Kompakt's Klimek once again concoct a blend of loveliness tailor-made for those times when you just want to shut yourself off from the outside world. Those of you who picked up the sublime 'Milk and Honey' album will already be aware of the kind of blissful effervesence that Klimek construct, with 'Music to Fall Asleep' the reflective ambience is taken to even floatier pastures. The signature stuttering guitars are present and correct, stretched and moulded like putty to create a total wash of sound, while the deep-rooted melodies are barely distinguishable under the quagmire of effected instruments; as they change the reaction is seismic. Music like this takes control of you, and the small shifts in sound and structure impact like tidal waves - making for an evocative, mesmerising listening experience. "Music To Fall Asleep" is hugely recommended for fans of Tim Hecker, Marsen Jules, Grouper and Kompakt's essential Pop Ambient series of compilations, or if these names aren't familiar to you, try this out if you're after a collection of dreamy, evocative semi-acoustic blissful pieces for the early hours.