Boomkat Product Review:
Cologne's cognoscenti deliver once again, their second compilation of the warm, flowing currents alive within new ambience, 2002 style. Nine tracks in all, seven exclusives from Wolfgang Voigt as All and Tal plus gems from Ulf Lohmann, Marcus Guentner, Triola, Tomlab's Novisad and Dettinger. Its highly appropriate that the compilation starts and ends with Mr Voigt, his awesome body of work as Gas represents the starting point for much of this genre and his two contributions here are quiet, orchestrated masterpieces of tender restraint. Jawdropping. Licensed in from his beautiful Mille Plateaux album, Donnacha Costello's Dry Retch, sounding like the most tranquil moments of Ryuchi Sakamoto, only more developed. And from dreary old Manchester, the pocket of warmth that is www.jz-arkh.co.uk, which long time subscibers to this list may fondly remember on a dinky little grey seven inch, still sounding better than ever. Hugely consistent and highly recommended.