Thursday, September 13, 2012
One for the friends of deep Downtempo, TripHop and Balearic Listening is the latest album by the Hamburg-based Monosolar project, a massive conceptual remix approach released via 5000 Records , seeing at least eleven of their back catalogue tracks re-worked by artists from the ever active hanseatic underground. Although there ain't no really well-known acts involved here - Redlounge Orchestra, Simon Slow, The Next, Mellowtron just to name a few - all of them serve on a on certain quality level, musically ranging from DubHouse attempts to decent TripHop, Dubstep / Jungle crossover, Terrace Ambient, Brazil, Easy - and sometimes a bit over-kitsched - Listening meets Bossa versions plus other, stylewise fitting variations. These will defo be appreciated by recent lovers and fans of the genre plus, obviously, by oldskoolers who've once, talking 1996 here, been stunned by the broad musical variety of legendary compilations like "Enter The Cyber Lounge" released via Jumpin' & Pumpin' in this long passed era. If you're one of these folks, you're well recommended to check out "Buddy Music" at your local record shop.