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Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2
Artist
Various Artists
ReleaseProduct
Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2
Label
Kompakt
Catalogue Number
Kompakt CD 156 D
Release Date
March 2020
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On Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2, Burger welcomes back old friends – The Fantastic Twins, Sascha Funke, Paulor, Rebolledo, Superpitcher, The Novotones – and also introduces some exciting new names, such as Golden Bug and The Limiñanas, Mount Obsidian (aka César Urbina / Cubenx), and Lake Turner. Marcus Schmickler’s Pluramon project appears, remixed by Burger, and Michael Mayer makes his first appearance with “Not So Far Away”.

With Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2, curator Jörg Burger has intensified his vision for this new series of compilations on Kompakt. The music he’s collected here has a unique vibration, perhaps an audio equivalent to the legendary ‘acid Western’ films of the 1960s and 1970s, when the wild frontier logic of the western met the consciousness-altering psychedelia of the counterculture.

‘Velvet Desert Music’ is Burger exploring possibilities: what happens when you extract the essence from genres as diverse as spaghetti Western soundtracks, moody lamp-lit pop, downtempo, Krautrock, minimalism, classic ‘60s psychedelia, and more, and let their scents intermingle, Des Esseintes-style? On Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2, Burger welcomes back old friends – The Fantastic Twins, Sascha Funke, Paulor, Rebolledo, Superpitcher, The Novotones – and also introduces some exciting new names, such as Golden Bug and The Limiñanas, Mount Obsidian (aka César Urbina / Cubenx), and Lake Turner. Marcus Schmickler’s Pluramon project appears, remixed by Burger, and Michael Mayer makes his first appearance with “Not So Far Away”.

The ultimate strength of Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2, though, is its seamlessness; you’re encouraged to press play, sit back, and listen to the album unfurl as a whole. Much like one of Kompakt’s other compilation series, the legendary yearly Pop Ambient collections edited by Wolfgang Voigt, Velvet Desert Music builds its own psychological environment to inhabit. And as you dig deeper into Velvet Desert Music Vol. 2, the music takes on synaesthetic turns, the textures all swirl together, igniting the senses.

Each of the artists share with Burger himself a production style that echoes the cinèma pour l’oreille (cinema for the ear), with luscious sweeps of tone and melody opening out to reveal new vistas, new terrain for the attentive listener. When listening to Velvet Desert Music, think widescreen, think broad brushstrokes, think boldness but with sensual detail. It’s the new frontier music.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Not So Far Away Michael Mayer 5:22
  2. 2 Vertigo The Velvet Circle 4:39
  3. 3 Ride (feat. Charlotte Jestaedt) Mount Obsidian 5:32
  4. 4 Monterrey Paris Texas (feat. Daniel Maloso) Superpitcher 7:34
  5. 5 Variation Sur 3 Bancs Golden Bug / The Liminanas 4:45
  6. 6 Cruising Nevada (Extended Version) Rebolledo / Paulor 7:27
  7. 7 Between The Dog And The Wolf Fantastic Twins 4:59
  8. 8 Aride Gen Pop 5:22
  9. 9 In Der Tat Sascha Funke 6:17
  10. 10 We Paulor 6:10
  11. 11 Casa Delfines (Cubenx Edit) Mount Obsidian 3:52
  12. 12 East County Lines Lake Turner / WEM / Hand 5:08
  13. 13 Angel Of Doomsday The Novotones 4:06
  14. 14 Dragon Slayer (Velvet 77 Mix by Jorg Burger) Pluramon 3:52
  15. 15 Velvet Desert Music vol.2 Continuous Mix Various Artists 72:07

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