Boomkat Product Review:
Kompakt proceed in their current state of rude good health with the latest work from Thomas Fehlmann. Ever since his formative work as Sun Electric, Berliner Fehlmann has been in the driving seat, moving and shaping, sometimes boldly and recently in a more reflective phase. His collaboration with Kompakt is highly appropriate, bringing elements of the Berlin sound to an increasingly well defined Cologne scene. The result : an ambitious, beautifully conceived album, spanning a submerged dubwise sensibility, shuffling bounced micro-house and a whole ocean of melodic sounds, just check the magnificent "Boheme Rouge" for evidence of the considered depth of this music. The eleven track cd stretches to include the recent twelve of the title track and bonus cuts. A tune like "Superbock" with its unassailable commitment to party shows exactly how far things have progressed, the processed dubs of "Making It Whistle" and "Rainbow over Stadtautobahn" lend a rosy glow to exactly what is possible. This label is pushing the envelope and Fehlmann is one of the major players in this always bright, ever evolving scene.