By Jim Poe 14th Mar, 2011
When you hear the phrase ‘ambient music’, you might think of the monotonous psychedelia perpetrated in chillout tents, where raver kids go to rest their glowsticks. That's not at all what you get from Kompakt's esteemed 'Pop Ambient' series.
By Holz Markt 4th Mar, 2011
Like similar technical tours de force, this album is a delight to listen to over and over. But uniquely, this one stands alone as one that doesn’t build to a peaktime moment.
By Dave Ruby Howe 22nd Feb, 2010
Celebrated German record label Kompakt will be returning to Australia for the third time this March for a run of label-branded parties around the country.
By Tad Tietze 17th Feb, 2010
By eschewing the easy pay-off and seeking out those intensities in more complex movements, Ewan Pearson has created a work of great subtlety but also great feeling.
By Louise Conville 24th Aug, 2009
It’s time, once again, for Kompakt to showcase a range of their best-received releases over the past year via their 'Total' compilation series. They promised it would be a diverse collection and, man, did they keep that end of the bargain up.
By Dave Ruby Howe 26th Jun, 2009
The celebrated German label, Kompakt, is celebrating a milestone this year, with the tenth anniversary of its Total compilations!
By Daniel Sanders 21st Nov, 2008
Though the chosen definition for Stefan Goldmann's music is the pretentious 'post minimal techno', pretentious is a label it ill deserves. Classy, moody and progressive, Goldmann's album 'The Transitory State' is a masterclass in electronic music.
By Chris Downton 13th Oct, 2008
Since being founded back in 1998 by co-owners Wolfgang Voigt, Jurgen Paape and Michael Mayer, the Kompakt label has become synonymous with the 'Cologne techno sound', going on to release more than 120 vinyl and 40 CD releases.
By Chris Downton 17th Mar, 2008
Cologne-based techno/house producer Justus Kohncke recently had his profile lifted considerably, thanks to an excellent remix for Hot Chip.