Wolfgang Voigt Readies Two New Releases
- Words: Derek Opperman
German techno savant and Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt has announced two new releases, which are timed to coincide with his upcoming involvement with an art exhibition—titled Doofe Musik, Lieder zum Träumen, Betäuben und Vergessen (English translation: Dumb music, songs for dreaming, numbing and forgetting)—at Berlin's Haus Der Kulturen next month.
Rückverzauberung 9, the first of the two works, is comprised of ambient music recorded as a sound installation for the exhibition, and it will be released by Kompakt's Profan sub-label as a limited run of 500 CDs. Its press release describes it as "programmatic boredom as rhetorical device of befuddled bliss." The second work, Polkatrax, released on Voigt's new label of the same name, strikes a lighter and more playful tone, with its press release describing it as an exploration of polka's distinct 2/4 rhythm: "For Voigt, polka's oom-pah-pah beat corresponds with the bang-bang of the straight techno bass drum in a completely non-ironic way." Polkatrax is slated for a May 5 release, with Rückverzauberung 9 following on July 7. Full tracklistings and artwork for both can be found below.
01 RÜCKVERZAUBERUNG 9.1
02 RÜCKVERZAUBERUNG 9.2
03 RÜCKVERZAUBERUNG 9.3
04 RÜCKVERZAUBERUNG 9.4
05 RÜCKVERZAUBERUNG 9.5
01 POLKATRAX 1.1
02 POLKATRAX 1.2
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