Pop ambient 2021

Pop ambient 2021 DEFAULT

It is the year 2020, the year in which Pop Ambient will be twenty-one years old. Pop Ambient has always stood for a certain classic and elegance, beat-free music that, transparent and slightly blurred, shines softly and glitteringly. Music that, despite its slowness and gentle nature, is under tension because there is always something bubbling under the seemingly calm surface.

For twenty-one years KOMPAKT co-founder Wolfgang Voigt has curated this unique compilation series. Together they form a digital encyclopaedia of pop ambient music history that is second to none.

With contributions from, among others GAS, Rückverzauberung, The Orb, Tim Hecker, The Field, Jörg Burger/Triola, Gregor Schwellenbach, Marsen Jules, Klimek, Donnacha Costello, Dettinger, Leandro Fresco, Ulf Lohmann, Max Würden, Andrew Thomas, Mikel Metal, ANBB (Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld) Pass Into Silence, Thore Pfeiffer, Jens-Uwe Beyer, bvdub, Superpitcher, Michael Mayer, Jürgen Paape .

Wir schreiben das Jahr 2020, das Jahr, in dem Pop Ambient einundzwanzig Jahre alt wird. Pop Ambient steht seit jeher für eine gewisse Klassik und Eleganz, beatfreie Musik, die, transparent und leicht verschwommen, zart und glitzernd leuchtet. Musik, die trotz ihrer Langsamkeit und ihrer sanften Natur unter Spannung steht, weil hier immer etwas unter der scheinbar ruhigen Oberfläche brodelt.

Einundzwanzig Jahre lang hat KOMPAKT-Mitbegründer Wolfgang Voigt diese einzigartige Compilation-Reihe kuratiert. Zusammen genommen bilden sie eine digitale Enzyklopädie der Pop Ambient-Musikgeschichte, die ihresgleichen sucht.

Mit Beiträgen von u.a. GAS, Rückverzauberung, The Orb, Tim Hecker, The Field, Jörg Burger/Triola, Gregor Schwellenbach, Marsen Jules, Klimek, Donnacha Costello, Dettinger, Leandro Fresco, Ulf Lohmann, Max Würden, Andrew Thomas, Mikel Metal, ANBB (Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld) Pass Into Silence, Thore Pfeiffer, Jens-Uwe Beyer, bvdub, Superpitcher, Michael Mayer, Jürgen Paape .

Sours: https://kompakt.fm/downloads/pop-ambient

Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2021

Every year since 2001 has seen Kompakt, the Cologne-based electronic music label, release a new Pop Ambient collection. The 2021 edition, actually released towards the end of 2020, is an attractive assortment of meticulously constructed, (mostly) beatless soundscapes. Its 13 tracks burble and enchant like a sedimented brook, tactile, inviting and—at times—unnervingly visceral.

The clearest example of its shimmering appeal is Morgen Wurde’s “Mittsommer,” the album’s longest track at nearly eleven minutes in length. The song (as well as Blank Gloss’s opener “Of a Vessel”) includes the sound of bubbling, either recorded from an actual brook or constructed so carefully as to convincingly replicate the micromovements of water molecules along the surface of stone and seagrass. Either way, its swells of sound lap to the foreground and then back, softly intertwining with a plaintive, looping synth melody that grounds the song’s ornamental features.

Where “Mittsommer” and “Of a Vessel” gently drift and swirl, tracks towards the compilation’s center offer, by comparison, dramatically shifting currents. Neozaïre’s “In Verschwenderischer Fülle” (which translates from a mouthful of German to “In Lavish Abundance”) builds up with otherworldly orchestral grandeur, commencing in a delicate patter of static and collecting a choir of almost-voices and gargantuan strings that could soundtrack a minimalist epic’s tragic final scene. Pop Ambient regular Max Würden’s magisterial “Center,” also heavy on the strings, appears just two songs later. Here, slippery violin arpeggios dance around solitary piano notes and a menacing synthesized background, all of which work their way towards a truly shocking (well, shocking in this context) burst of horn, which fades and then briefly returns as the song nears its end.

As they consider the difference between the bold numbers and the subtle ones, listeners will find themselves wondering about that “pop” in Pop Ambient. What really counts as pop ambient, and what’s ambient plain and simple? Does ‘pop ambient” mean “catchy ambient”? Or can the term equally apply to songs that discover and remain in a droning sort of comfort zone? There are traces of numerous genres invoked on the album: blues (Reich & Würden’s “Lens”), jazz (Leandro Fresco & Thore Pfeiffer’s “Abejorro”), house (“Center”), as well as field recording (“Mittsommer,” “Of a Vessel”) and trance (Seventh World’s “Light the Waves Before Dawn”) so perhaps we should take “pop” in the Agnès Gayraud sense: recorded music devoted to the artistry of recording and the brilliant sounds that result.

Still, it’s worth considering how the world of instrumental music has evolved and massively expanded since 2001, and Pop Ambient 2021 raises questions as to whether Kompakt has kept pace with these changes in a way that continues to merit the “pop ambient” title. It would, for instance, be a wonderful thing for Kompakt to make this an inter-label annual showcase instead of a reflection of their own roster and regular lineup. Labels like Ghostly, FoF and Posh Isolation are prime collaborative candidates that could also help move the series away from its boys’ club tendencies (nary a woman appears on the 2021 iteration).

Kompakt’s pop ambient concept has been around since before the iPod, but, obviously, this is the first time they’ve released the label’s keystone ambient compilation into the middle of a pandemic. Could there be a better time to double down on spending time with music that, as Brian Eno once described it, “provides calm, and a place to think”? While Pop Ambient 2021 does offer a sonically pleasing, transportive chance to do just that, it misses a great opportunity to reassess and broaden the scope of Kompakt’s project for the changing times.

While Pop Ambient 2021 does offer a sonically pleasing, transportive chance to do just that, it misses a great opportunity to reassess and broaden the scope of Kompakt’s project for the changing times.
Shimmering but Incomplete
Jeff Heinzl

Jeff Heinzl

Jeff Heinzl currently writes, teaches and DJs in Pittsburgh. You can find him on Twitter at @ageofadz or @djantihesis.

Sours: https://spectrumculture.com/2021/01/26/various-artists-pop-ambient-2021-review/
  1. Matte black furniture legs
  2. Funny man mask
  3. Osu skins
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Purchasable with gift card

      €12

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pop Ambient 2021 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    ships out within 3 days

    1 remaining

      €15.50 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pop Ambient 2021 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    ships out within 3 days

    4 remaining

      €20.50 

     

about

kompakt.fm/news/kompakt-pop-ambient-2021-with-tobias-thomas-reich-wuerden-live

It’s 2020, the year Pop Ambient turns twenty-one years old, a spritely young adult waltzing out of its teenage joys and tears. Pop Ambient has always stood for a certain classicism and elegance, a kind of beatless music that’s diaphanous and hazy, gossamer and glittering. It’s a music that’s no less inviting for its slow pace and becalmed nature, with a different kind of tension bubbling under the surface. For twenty-one years, KOMPAKT co-founder Wolfgang Voigt has curated a series of peerless compilations that repeatedly find refreshing answers to a simple question – What happens when the dancefloor is empty, and everyone’s home to drift away?

As with many other Pop Ambient compilations, Pop Ambient 2021 offers a welcome platform to contributions from both old friends and new faces. It opens with the gorgeous, slo-mo drift of “Of A Vessel”, from new Kompakt signings Blank Gloss. Sending their music out into the world from their home in Sacramento, this duo makes music that’s featherlight and luscious, the muted chime of a guitar over here, the steady hum of a halatial drone over there; everything in its right place, and nothing overdone. The poise is all. Neozaïre (Tobias Sawitzki aka Noorden) and Seventh World (Juho Hietala aka Blamstrain) are our other two new voices, the latter closing (the CD version of) Pop Ambient 2021 with a long, lambent dreamsong, Neozaïre offering us two gaseous, morphing driftworks, “Vor den Toren Europas” and “In Verschwenderischer Fülle” (CD only), etched across with bell-like arpeggios.

Pop Ambient has always felt like a field for play for the KOMPAKT cognoscenti, and 2021 is no different, with Joachim Spieth collaborating with Pepo Galán on the sidereal visions of “Libration”, while Leandro Fresco teams up with Thore Pfeiffer on the lovely “Abejorro”. Pfeiffer also contributes two lovely solo miniatures of abstract longing. Yui Onodera calls in again, long distance, for their fourth Pop Ambient running, with the refracted, glinting lightscapes of “Cromo 5” and “Monochrome”, while there are also star turns from Max Würden, both solo and in Reich & Würden (with Luis Reichard), and Morgen Wurde, who drops by with the ‘ethereal drama’ of “Mittsommer”.

Pop Ambient gets the balance right: visions and soundscapes, long-distance communications and intimate asides, sweetness and light, drama and dreaming, all wrapped up in floral abstractions – a most beautiful distraction.

credits

released November 27, 2020

license

all rights reserved

Sours: https://kompakt.bandcamp.com/album/pop-ambient-2021
Hotel Lounge Music - Best of Chillout Music - Relaxing Music

.

2021 pop ambient

.

Chillstep \u0026 Ambient Mix 2021 [2 Hours]

.

Now discussing:

.



452 453 454 455 456