Published Jul 04, 2014As the co-founder of seminal German record label Kompakt and architect of what is now known as microhouse, Wolfgang Voigt has never been one to rest on his laurels, releasing challenging and often-uncharacteristic music under dozens of monikers. On his latest, the Cologne producer has narrowed down his musical spectrum to create functional art. After being asked to create a sound installation for the Doofe Musik (translated to Dumb Music) festival in Berlin earlier this year, Voigt crafted a five part, 50-minute piece that blends the region's rich musical beginnings with the festival's futuristic vision.
Released in a very limited 500 copies, Rückverzauberung 9 / Musik für Kulturinstitutionen finds Voigt further exploring ambient repetition, allowing majestic horns and drums to pile onto one another until it all blends together in a meditative rhythm. Rückverzauberung 9 / Musik für Kulturinstitutionen is a gem for hardcore fans and an exercise in Voigt's true eclectic quality. (Kompakt)