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"Im Tanzrausch" is step 2 of Fred und Luna's joint venture with Compost Records. In direct connection to their mesmerizing album "Im Tiefenrausch" Fred und Luna come up with four hypnotic and tribal Elektrokraut / Krautelektro pieces ready to find their way to the dancefloor.

The music of Fred und Luna has always been a combination and an interplay of both listening and danceable sound. On their upcoming release "Im Tanzrausch" they are focussing on repetitive, dancefloor-ready beats, not losing sight of their love for beautiful melodies, electronic soundscapes and their krautish background.

Fred und Luna's dance music history started in 2016 with their later to become an underground dancefloor hit "Monotonikum", first released on Optimo Music and appearing on Fabric 100 compilation end of 2018.

The same year Innervisions released a Prins Thomas remix of Fred und Luna's "Im Klanggarten" on their Secret Weapons series (Secret Weapons 8).

After the release of their highly acclaimed debut album "Im Klanggarten" on Frank Wiedemann's then newly founded label Bigamo, Fred und Luna started doing dancefloor-ready remixes, amongst others for Connaisseur Recordings, Yotanka (PIAS), Le Temps Perdu and Depth Records, followed by a collaboration with Trikk on his dance album "Mundo Ritual" (Innervisions) and with Achim Treu (Der Plan, Dauerfisch, UFO Hawaii).

Their upcoming dancefloor release "Im Tanzrausch", produced by Jan Krause (Beanfield) will be released 22 March 2019 on Compost Records.



Fred Und Luna is the nom de plume of musician, lector, poet and film maker Rainer Buchmüller. He makes a strange hybrid of music he's self coined 'Elektrokraut and Krautelektro': both a modern combination of repetitive rhythms, beautiful melodies, electronic soundscapes and elements from the Krautrock era (there's a good dose of jazz jammed in there too if you ask us! - ed).

"Im Tiefenrausch" is a sumptuous and highly textured rendition of Buchmüller's musical paradise. At times relaxed and at others more urgent, cohesion and continuity is achieved through a skilled array of swirling synthesizers, poised drum beats and an introspective and slightly haunting aesthetic throughout. There's blurred vocals too, used to great effect on songs like "Das Ist Halt So" and the title track. An album that seems tailored towards the Compost manifesto, "Im Tiefenrausch" is a beautifully realized, free-flowing and dynamic electro-jazz-kraut expedition. Strap in and enjoy the ride! 


2nd ablum and label debut from Başak Günak aka Ah! Kosmos - a musician, composer & producer born in Istanbul who works from Berlin. She uses experimentation with found sounds, analogue and electronic composition and earned an MA in Sound Design & Engineering before releasing her debut EP in 2013.

 “Beautiful Swamp” finds the forward thinking producer combining loud, crackling percussion sections with melodic, almost funky soundscapes. Another master at the art of tension and release, drum sections build into a mighty feroar before gliding into heavily emotional musical passages - whether its soaring lead lines played on synth or chopped guitar licks; the mood is large and confident throughout. 

Written between Istanbul and Berlin, you can hear the polyrhythms of German techno and the antiquity of Turkish folklore influencing and affecting Günak: resulting in a wide-spectrum of sounds that seek to empower the listener through long instrumental passages. 

There are collaborations; jazz singer Elif Çaglar can be heard in the song “Beyond Dreams”, guitarist Özgür Yilmaz plays on “Wide”, additionally, Selen Ansen, one of the most important Turkish intellectuals of her generation, has written a poem for Günak’s new work, entitled “In The Dark Woods”.

Performing solo or accompanied by a guitarist, she has already supported acts such as Sigur Rós and Jonny Greenwood’s Junun Project (Barbican Hall) and has starred at important festivals, including: at the Sónar Festival Barcelona, Venice Electro Festival, Tokyo Electronic Music of Arts Festival, Prague Quadrennial and ARENA Theater Festival Nuremberg.

She also composes for contemporary dance and theater productions, short films and performances. In the spring of 2018, she participated in the project “Sonár Calling GJ273B” and sent her disembodied voice singing 'I do not belong here' into space. A visionary artist through and through, "Beautiful Swamp" propells you face first into this unique musical world. 


Wow, a new chapter of this legendary series. This and the very first time it’s not compiled by Michael Reinboth, rather by Benjamin Fröhlich and Tom Bioly, the founders and masterminds behind Permanent Vacation.

Why? Simply because they both are very close friends of the Compost famlee, with an amazing musical and DJ-like tastefulness, with the knowledge-based trust of music in the vein of vibrant, jazzy electronica hybrids. And they are from Compost Records’ hometown Munich, too.

Maybe Volume 14 differs slightly to what the previous 13 brought up music-wise, but that’s the score, idea and open mindedness of this series, as it was by the compilers, and last but not least a great time for a change, too. So we welcome this, we very much appreciate and like their selection. We are sure, this will convince you.

28 tracks, 3 exclusive tracks. Enjoy! 


C.O.W.

Shanghai Money/C.O.W. EP

C.O.W. 牛 are a German electronic act & digital art project. Wanting to breakout of the stagnating German pop-culture, C.O.W. 牛 was founded in December 2015. Not only should their music – but also their appearance and form – reflect a new zeitgeist. The identities of their members (experienced producers and musicians from Munich, Berlin and Beijing) dissolve into the artistic persona C.O.W. 牛
They produce and play mostly instrumental electronic music, which spans from obscure jazz interludes to electrified club beats. Their music is accompanied by a strong visual concept. Performing behind 8bit-pixel-masks and utilising their self-made visuals they provide for a rich live-experience and unfold the strong persona of C.O.W. 牛
Bold, cheeky and extravagant, these artists created their own genre. It is not easy to label C.O.W. 牛but if you must you can place them between Flying Lotus and Hudson Mohawke. However, we recommend a special place for exceptional art and sick music!

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Though it wins the title for most vaporwave sleeve of the week, this ten track set is actually an unlikely blend of wonky hop beats, neon bleeps and 8bit trap.

Debut album from Web Web; raw, live and direct featuring an all-star cast of musicians. A rich spiritual jazz album recorded in one day and (apparently!) one take! Musicians involved are -Roberto Di Gioia (Piano, Synth, Percussion), Tony Lakatos (tenor and soprano saxophone), Christian von Kaphengst (upright bass) and Peter Gall (drums). With guests like the famous and unique Gembri-player and multi-instrumentalist and singer Majid Bekkas from Morocco. Engineered, recorded and mixed by Jan Krause (Beanfield, Poets Of Rhythm). 'Tony was tuning his soprano too high, and his (overdubbed) tenor way too flat! My synthesizers were somewhere in between…HA! We exactly had the sound we had in our minds, we had it exactly there were we wanted it: a bit of Sun Ra here, a bit of Horace Tapscott there. On some tunes Tony’s soprano just sounds like a trumpet, since due to his weird tuning the soprano develops different frequencies in relation to other instruments.'





Darshan Jesrani and Dennis Kane join forces once more for their Siren project. Featuring vocals from Devi Mamboka, "Lulu" fits into the Compost aesthetic beautifully - rich, electronic house music, highly textured and with buckets of soul. Mamboka's vocals paint an exotic, haunted picture as undulating strings sweep against delicate flamenco guitar flurries and waves of cascading fx. Basically, it's a completely essential addition to the Compost catalogue and will make wonderful listening for anyone with a penchant for Ame, Dixon or Schwartz (the producers not the fictional law firm I've just invented in my head....). Cosmic maestro Daniele Baldelli is joined by fellow Italian Marco Dionigi for a chuggy, galactically aligned remix which highlights the inescapable intoxicity of the vocal section. Siren offer up an alt version (or remix as labeled), reducing the track to electronic marimba, throbbing bass and snippets of vocal - conjuring up a highly stimulating dub which could be used alongside the OG in extended and inspired DJ sets. Finally, "Paradise" ends with another luscious and tantalizing sound palette delicately and deliberately poised to take us into heavenly abandon. Ahh it's been a while since we've had house music this textured and detailed - but then Compost and associates are some of the leading exponents of the style. This is a prime example. Get it bagged. 




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