Seit zwanzig Jahren ist Kompakt eine Institution für deutsche elektronische Musik. Und noch immer funktioniert Kompakt wie eine eingeschworene Gemeinde: als unabhängiger Zusammenschluss aus Produzenten, Künstlern, DJs, Labels und Events mit einer Klangphilosophie, die ebenso unverwechselbar wie zeitlos ist. Kompakt ist betörend und kauzig, bewundernswert für die unerschütterliche Treue zur...
What you are looking at are some of the building blocks from a piece of music I wrote called "Híbakusja" from my album BY THE THROAT. There are many things I like about this piece and it has been very interesting diving back in to bring this to you- particularly the various compression relationships and gain-staging that exist in the work and the way in which shifting them, even slightly, can deeply affect the entire ecosystem of sound (which includes at least 2 sperm whales). There are very few single entities in my music and things have a habit of going red when they get together. (But ask yourself as you trim the gain, does it actually sound better when its in the green?)
I will say this: compression is a dark, treacherous beast and, in sonic terms at least, battling with it is at the core of this record... and this session, among other things is probably a fine lesson in what not to do with it (25:1 at -20dB on a kick drum, for example).
Anyway, make the paint peel off your walls.
Filesize: 142 MB, Requires Live 8.2.1 or higher.