Boomkat Product Review:
Seems to come around quicker every year; Kompakt look into the misty near-future with the 2016 edition of their long-running 'Pop Ambient' series.
Old hands such as Stephan Mathieu make notable first appearances on the series alongside regulars like Wolfgang Voigt, The Orb and Anton Kubikov (SCSI-9), whilst new names including Max Würden and Leandro Fresco from the previous episode come back for more.
Naturally, the selection is picked for its tranquillising qualities and ineffable air of sophistication, most suitable for red wine times on the sofa or valium-dosing in the after-hours, and whenever else takes your fancy really.
There are some fine highlights from Stephan Mathieu with the stately melancholy of 'April im Oktober' and Thore Pfieffer's stirring megamix of the 'Rückverzauberung' series by Herr Voigt, but ultimately it's best experienced in one go for optimal effect.