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There Is a Beautiful Paradox at the Heart of Weval's 'The Weight'

Weval's The Weight walks a fine line between joy and melancholy with supreme elegance, offering shades of light and dark in equal measure.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2018

Here comes another Kompakt Pop Ambient collection to make life just a little more bearable.

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John Tejada: Ceol

A little bit of Tejada is better than none at all.

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Vermont: II

There is a very singular sort of trajectory to II, lived-in and about as vital as ambient music ever deigns to be.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2017

Another calendar year, another blissful blessing from Kompakt's long-running Pop Ambient series.

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GAS: Box

Kompakt releases another GAS box set, one that is less comprehensive than its predecessor.

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Thore Pfeiffer: Im Blickfeld

When it comes to the Kompakt league of ambient music, Thore Pfeiffer is more on his way there than having fully arrived.

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The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD

The Orb sail over the moon on this one, making electronic greatness look easy as ever.

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Gui Boratto: Abaporu

Abaporu is a record that, despite all of its differing hues, manages to come across as a unified mosaic of sound.

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Various Artists: Kompakt Total 14

After taking a year off to celebrate the label's 20th anniversary, Kompakt's annual Total compilation is back.

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Blond:Ish: Wunderkammer

DJs Anstascia and Vivie-Ann take advantage of their open-ended sound... on the single's flipside.

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Wolfgang Voigt: Zukunft Ohne Menschen

Kompakt's golden boy represents his label at Art Cologne.

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The Field: Cupid's Head

Axel Willner takes us down the rabbit hole of his looping, glitching, twisting mind...

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Voigt & Voigt: Die Zauberhafte Welt der Anderen

Brothers Reinhard and Wolgang Voight continue to conjure unlikely magic together.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2013

Even within the parameters of ambient music, Kompakt's yearly sampler grows fuzzier still.

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Simian Mobile Disco: Unpatterns

Simian Mobile Disco's attempt at a headphones record, after making a name for themselves as blog-house practitioners, is marred by aloof monotony.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2012

Ambient music continues to move forward – a strange but true notion.

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Robag Wruhme: Wuppdeckmischmampflow

An intimate mix for Kompakt that begs you to get lost in its forest of sounds.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2011

The latest annual compilation from the Kompakt label offers a couple new, yet familiar, wrinkles.

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Matzak: Bring Me the Moon

Matzak careens so wildly around the electronic landscape as to cause bouts of dizziness and, occasionally, nausea.

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Studio 1: Studio 1

Wolfgang Voigt compiles a series of 12”s that were barely recorded at all.

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Gui Boratto: Take My Breath Away

Critics practically did back flips for The Field's From Here We Go Sublime in 2007, and so they should for this.

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