Boomkat Product Review:
'Zukunft Ohne Menschen' documents ten tracks created by Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt for the entrance of this year's Art Cologne fair. Its title translates to "life after people" - also the name of a German TV show that imagined what would happen to the planet is the absence of mankind - in reference to the music itself - manually operated arpeggios played with a hand-operated machine - is a super charming array of colourfully spooling, sweetly dissonant cadence and waltzing pulses which could, in theory, be rolling out for infinity to a new world of overgrowing flora and fauna. As far as sci-fi concepts go, this is certainly thought-provoking, and ultimately, if this is what the world would sound like once we're gone, then the mutant rhino-rabbits and whatever else are roaming the earth will be in for a treat when they can figure out how to crank Wolfgang's machine. Recommended!