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Kompakt Minimal Perfection
on 6 May 2007
An album of such subtle minimal beauty it makes you wonder how you got by without it. Since purchasing From Here We Go Sublime last month, I have listened to nothing else...
Stripped down masterpieces such as opener 'Over the Ice', 'Everyday' and 'The Little Heart Beats So Fast' make the perfect soundtrack to summer days, (or perhaps it's ideal for icy winter months).
The simplicity of the of Axel Wilner's technique, sampling tiny vocal snippets and layering them over a standard Kompakt techno beat, belies his genius. 'Over the Ice' samples Kate Bush's 'Under the Ice' and 'A Paw In My Face' samples 'Hello' by Lionel Richie to comedy effect.
So far, my favourite album of 2007 (with no competition).
This is an album for everyone, those who like dance and ambient will certainly appreciate it straight away, but with a few listens I'm certain even the most diehard rockist will be swept away by the elegant simplicity of The Field.