sub rosa versus kompakt

Various

SR157
CD jewel case
2LP

This record is the second of two friendly confrontations with other labels, both released in 1999.

This second opus in the series is a virtual journey through a gallery of electronic pieces. Side by side original tracks and remixes offer in their combination a new approach to the Köln-based label Kompakt. Tobias Thomas/Michael Mayer, Jürgen Paape, Dettinger, Freiland, and Michael Mayer have been reshaped by To Rococo Rot, Autechre, DJ Olive, Freeform, Lelonek, Nail Harvey, Scanner, etc. A wide range of new approaches to Kompakt's electronic hymns, mixing together the pleasure of solid dancefloor-focused songs to abstract electro, Indian vibes, and dub. Kompakt is the new electro scene from Germany, the missing link between the spirit of the early Detroit techno sound and the melodic abstraction of Mouse On Mars and so many more. Minimal, massive, subtle.

KOMPAKT By renaming Delirium into Kompakt in the beginning of 1998, it was possible to manage the issue with the confusing jungle of names, logos, store, labels etc. By giving a long overdue trademark and brand to the meanwhile internationally known Cologne minimal sound. Under the same roof as already known labels Profan and Studio 1, Kompakt comprises a label and a record store. Due to the constantly rising number of newcomers and new talents and the necessity to offer the utmost freedom for releases of weird, experimental sounds, it seemed only consequent enough to found Kompakt.


Sub Rosa crew
AUTECHRE
DJ OLIVE
TO ROCOCO ROT
NEIL HARVEY
FREEFORM
SCANNER
LELONEK

versus Kompakt fellows
THOMAS/MAYER
JURGEN PAAPE
DETTINGER
FREILAND 2
MICHAEL MAYER
MI:5

Michael Mayer

FEATURES

AUTECHRE
DJ OLIVE
TO ROCOCO ROT
NEIL HARVEY
FREEFORM
SCANNER
LELONEK
THOMAS/MAYER
JURGEN PAAPE
DETTINGER
FREILAND 2
MICHAEL MAYER
MI:5

01 M:I:5 - To Rococo Rot vs. M:I:5 4:30
02 Mayer / Thomas - Elbchaussee 6:35
03 Jürgen Paape - Autechre (TR7AEremix) vs. Jürgen Paape 4:24
04 Dettinger - Neil Harvey vs. Dettinger 6:16
05 Jürgen Paape - Triumph 6:00
06 M. Mayer - Freeform vs. M. Mayer 5:07
07 Pentax - Das Album 5:31
08 Thomas / Mayer - Lelonek (I Like To Know Remix) vs. Thomas/Mayer 6:08
09 Dettinger - Blond 7:04
10 Freiland 2 - Orangerot 7:07
11 Jürgen Paape - DJ Olive vs. Jürgen Paape 6:00
12 M. Mayer* - 17 Und 4 6:52
13 Freiland - Scanner (Reliefpfeiler Blau Remix) vs. Freiland 6:42