Boomkat Product Review:
Glistening, glittering new collection from Cologne's mighty Kompakt family,featuring unreleased tracks from Wolfgang Voigt, Olaf Dettinger, Jorg Burger and many more. Recent 12" releases on the label have seen the trademark 4/4 killers backed up with some of the most spiritual, deeply melodic and plain moving, soulful down beat cuts. Make no mistakes, these are not static, tone drifts, but highly evolved, progressing and progressive music, fully developed compositions reaching almost symphonic levels of euphoria. Also included are choice tracks from the ace singles by Joachim Spieth, Markus Guentner, Gustavo Lamas, a video for one of the Wolfgang Voigt cuts and a level of quality which sets this compilation a cut above. Personal favourites include the title track of the new Ulf Lohmann LP (See Above) and the sublime 'Men of many Sayings' by Burger in his Geoemtric Farms guise. Impossible to ignore, with Jah Peel currently hammering Cologne cuts from this and the previous shuffling 'Schaffelfeiber' collection (also back in stock), the time is right, let yourself be seduced by the persuasions of the Cologne underground. Recommended.