Jeden z ciekawszych melodyjnych artystów z L.I.E.S. na nieco wyświechtanym kolońskim tech-house'owym labelu? To faktycznie ciekawe połączenie, są tu wspaniałe atmosferyczne momenty (B2!).
Michael Mayer's Kompakt is at it again, delivering dance music that's unexpectedly different without being jarring. Or at least that's the case with opener 'Frame Dragging' - a track that feels like an electro-charged, disco-infused tech workout, but seems to disconnect its various elements with a beat set to the back of the arrangement. 'Gravity Well' belongs in the celebrated label's much-loved ambient ends, while 'Gamma Quadrant' delivers a bouncing kick drum set to soaring string refrains, giving the feeling of interstellar exploration, or at least constant cosmic build. Polished off with 'Protostar' and its downtempo, crystalline chords, packing stadia-filling atmosphere in abundance, it's a very good example of why Kompakt almost always means exceptional quality to experienced electronic heads. No anthems, just very, very good music.