Photo Gallery and Review: Semibreve Festival 2017
One of Europe's most exciting experimental music events delivers once again.

Germany has Berlin Atonal, Italy has Terraforma, and Portugal has Semibreve. With attractive cities such as Lisbon and Porto, the country’s bubbling arts scene is increasingly becoming a destination f…

Wolfgang Voigt, Dixon, and I:Cube Remix Vermont
'II Remixes' is scheduled for October 24 release.

Dixon, I:Cube, and Wassermann (a.k.a Wolfgang Voigt) have remixed tracks by Vermont—the collaborative project of Marcus Worgull and Danilo Plessow (a.k.a Motor City Drum Ensemble). II Remixes features…

Kompakt Reveals Pop Ambient 2018
'Pop Ambient 2018' is scheduled for November 17 release.

Kompakt has announced revealed this year’s Pop Ambient series compilation. Launched in 2001, Pop Ambient is one of Kompakt’s best-known series, having hosted many well-known tracks, all co…

Kompakt Reveals Total 17 Compilation
'Total 17' is scheduled for September 1 release.

Kompakt will release the 17th Total compilation this coming September. Inaugurated in the summer of 1999, the Total compilation series happens to be only slightly older than the 21st century itself—wh…

Terraforma Festival Announces New Names
The event will return to Villa Arconati, Milan on June 23 - 25, 2017.

Terraforma, the international music festival dedicated to artistic experimentation and environmental sustainability, has announced the second round of artists for its fourth edition this coming June. …

Wolfgang Voigt Announces New Gas Album
'Narkopop' is due out April 21.

Wolfgang Voigt is set to release his first new album as Gas for 17 years. Kompakt boss Wolfgang Voigt pumped some life back into his Gas alias last year, running a series of live shows, as well as rei…

Dekmantel Festival Announces Complete Lineup
The 2017 edition takes place in Amsterdam from August 2 - 6.

Dekmantel has unveiled its 2017 Festival lineup. The fifth episode of the Dutch event is set to take place in August, running for a day longer than previous editions (beginning on a Wednesday rather t…

Wolfgang Voigt Reignites Gas Live Show
The Kompakt co-founder will perform under his legendary alias again in 2017.

Wolfgang Voigt will be taking to the stage as Gas again in 2017. Gas is one of the Kompakt label head’s most fondly remembered aliases: Voigt used the guise during the late ’90s, producing…

Kompakt Unveils Pop Ambient 2017
The next chapter in the long-running series is due out November 25.

Kompakt has announced the next Pop Ambient compilation. Pop Ambient is one of Kompakt’s longest running compilation series (second only to Total), with the first edition having appeared back in …

Michael Mayer Announces Album on !K7
'&' is due out October 28.

Michael Mayer will release his third full-length this October via !K7. As is alluded to in its title, & is a highly collaborative affair, with Mayer teaming up with somebody different on each of i…

Kompakt Compiles Gas Box Set
An anthology of the Wolfgang Voigt project will hit stores October 28.

Kompakt will issue a retrospective anthology of Gas material this October. Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt worked under a variety of aliases during the ’90s, of which his Gas guise was one of …

Various artists Pop Ambient 2016
Kompakt is back with another set of tonally rich, emotionally resonant music.

It’s that time of year, the season for glacial vistas, shimmering atmosphere and wistful moods—and, no we’re not talking about the onset of winter. Instead, we’re referring to the re…

Wolfgang Voigt Preps Ambient LP for Kompakt
The Cologne label co-founder's latest entry into the 'Rückveruauberung' series marks the opening of a new German national park.

Ever-active Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt has detailed the tenth installment in his Rückveruauberung series of open-concept albums. Entitled Nationalpark, the hour-long recording aligns with the o…

Wolfgang Voigt Zukunft Ohne Menschen

Wolfgang Voigt’s career of late has been as quietly baffling as it is low-key and prolific. Starting around the time of Freiland Klavierwerk, the Kompakt co-founder started to dispense with some…

Wolfgang Voigt Freiland Klaviermusik

During the years when minimal techno was king, much was made of the genre’s similarities to avant garde and minimalist classical movements from the previous century, but often, specific affiniti…

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