MOHN

Mohn

> > Apr 25 2012

MOHN - Mohn
By Philip James de VriesLong-time friends and Kompakt regulars Wolfgang Voigt and Jörg Burger collaborate as Mohn. Over nine tracks, the seasoned producers create a darker, more gothic take on ambient techno; Mohn comes off like a dysphoric interpretation of Kompakt's Pop Ambient series. The craftsmanship of the album is impeccable, synonymous with the Cologne sound Kompakt has become so well known for. Mohn boasts extremely detailed sonic pastiches that blend a variety of textures, including gothic vocal samples ("Schwarzer Schwan") and a melancholic development similar to that of fellow Kompakt artist Bvdub. For all of Mohn's hesitation in romanticizing major-key melodies, the title track and "Ambientôt" manage to evoke eerie euphoria when their respective thematic climaxes are reached. Mohn is a must for anyone who considers themselves the least bit of an audiophile. Listening to the album on laptop speakers or ear buds will greatly cheapen the experience Voigt and Burger have intended.
(Kompakt)
GET IT!
Dance & Electronic RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Record Store Day 2014: The Massive List of ExclusivesNEWS: Record Store Day 2014: The Massive List of Exclusives
  2. Watch Coachella's 2014 Live Stream This WeekendNEWS: Watch Coachella's 2014 Live Stream This Weekend
  3. Exclaim!'s Top Releases to Hunt for This Record Store DayNEWS: Exclaim!'s Top Releases to Hunt for This Record Store Day

Latest Issue: May 14 Issue