Various - Diamanten und Raketen
Title: Diamanaten und Raketen
Release 18. September 2006
Catalogue: Klang CD 013
Everything has two sides. Even the great success of Alter Egos milestone "Transphormer" had two sides. The good side was an enormous number of unforgettable gigs. The bad side was the fact that Jörn and Roman hadn't much time for their label Klangelektronik.
In Winter 2006 Klangelektronik came back with the fantastic album from Johannes Heil called "Freaks R Us". What a stunning life-sign of a label we missed so much!
Now with "Diamanten and Raketen" Klangelektronik starts to follow the tradition of it's mother label Playhouse to release compilations which are more than the average "mix cd". The concept behind this compilation is to make an inventory of the past and an outlook of the labels future. So the arrangement of the tracks is a statement in itself. This compilation is connected in every personal way to the preferences of the label owners; you can read the hand by listening to "Diamanten und Raketen". The minamalistic but not "minimal" opener done by Avus followed by the Magican Johannes up to Misc and Alter Ego is a statement for the creative spirit behind this label. These tracks isolated from the rest of the compilation are forming the foundation for a tower that ends in the sky.
To fill this tower with live is the merit of the following tracks of "Diamanten und Raketen". Timeless beauty is one of the trademarks of this compilation. For example Oliver Ho's new project called Raudive, which shows again that precise electronic music excludes emotions and euphoric feelings that often get lost ..
Hyroglyphic Being shows us the beauty of a raw sound and an arrangement that leaves enough space for an emotional interpretation of this great track. Or take Partycrashers "Cos We Care" a hymn you missed for such a long long time!
So as I said before "Diamanten und Raketen", which means "diamonds and rockets", isn't just a compilation, it's a statement done by people who love music and have an ultra fine taste.