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Boomkat Product Review:
The more experimental membership of the Kompakt roster reconvene for another instalment in the Pop Ambient series, always one of the highlights in Kompakt's year. This time round contributions come from Klimek, DJ Koze, The Field and Wolfgang Voigt among others, and as ever the dominant aesthetic is one of luscious, effulgent soundscaping. Markus Guenter opens the record up with the cinematic expanses of 'Oceans Day', loaded with panning acoustic guitar and thick synth string chords. Next, Wolfgang Voigt assumes his All moniker for 'Sag Alles AB' which gravitates around a rhythmic CD skipping impulse that sounds like a macrocosm of a Shuttle358 track. Triola's 'In Lourdes' finds Jorg Burger producing a similarly lavish sound world, loaded with watery effects, delayed guitar strings and some gentle cymbal taps. It's actually quite reminiscent of Biosphere's Dropsonde. Thomas Fehlmann's 'Camila' adds a firmer rhythmic component to the compilation's flow. Production-wise it's a real auricular massage and the warm, padded 4/4 beat gives the compilation a heightened sense of direction. Possibly best of all is Klimek's magnificent 'The Ice Storm' which achieves the kind of electronic/orchestral ambience you might find on a Marsen Jules or Deaf Center release. There really isn't anything here that dips below excellence, in fact, 2008's edition of Pop Ambient is a particularly strong entry into the reliably outstanding series.