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Pop Ambient 2009

Posted by Jakub

Pop Ambient 2009
The record heads over at Kompakt have done it again by continuing to floor ambient lovers with one of the best compilation series of the 21st century. Pop Ambient 2009 has some jaw dropping moments, for example when you pick up the CD and find out that Tim Hecker, Burger/Voigt and Mint all make appearances then its an easy sell for any frequent ambient music buyer. The compilation starts out with what maybe could of been William Basinski’s original Disintegration Loops but with a layer of brass added by the ever talented Klimek. Popnoname comes in with one of the most gentle and entrancing melodic pieces. Freshman Sylvain Chauveau carries us into a more looped lo-fi laptop folk sound that seems to be a new branch that Kompakt has added under the Pop Ambient umbrella. The real show stealers are Burger/Voigt who really knock us back, the song Frieden gets me so excited that I almost become ill from my uncontrollable slow swaying, minute after minute I just think about how exciting it is to be able to own this song. For those who haven’t ever purchased a Pop Ambient compilation than this is a perfect one to begin on since its one of the more diverse and inviting collections because of its use of guitars and soft noise.

Rating: 8.8/10

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Sylvain Chauveau – Fly Like A Horse

Burger/Voigt – Frieden

Popnoname – Nightliner

5 Comments Leave A Comment

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Grady says:

February 17, 2009 at 5:02 am

jakub, don’t forget to check out Bibio’s new album! it’s pretty amazing, probably my favorite from him now.

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Tardlovski says:

February 17, 2009 at 12:03 pm

that burger/voigt joint is amazing! i’m at work and i’ve been listening to it over and over for like 2hrs now.

re: bibio..

the new one is nice for sure. i got it on the weekend and have been listening on my drive to work everyday. some real standout tracks, but i find it a little wandering and i haven’t decided if that’s good or not in terms of the album feeling like a completed journey.