"POP AMBIENT is sacral music for non-believers." The time has come once again to treat your ears to Kompakt's annual compilation of lush drones and beautiful ambient soundscapes. 2019's edition of Pop Ambient is an marks the long-running series' 19th installment, but also coincides with Kompakt's 25th anniversary. The Cologne-based imprint has been pushing the boundaries of minimal techno music for well over two decades now, but this particular series (not beholden to a 4/4 rhythm) holds an extra special place with label founder Wolfgang Voigt (aka Gas). "
"Without a doubt, the 100% kickdrum-free POP AMBIENT series is the most endearing and enduring concept that I have had the pleasure to curate." - Wolfgang Voigt
Features 13 tracks total, hand-picked by Voigt, encompassing a wide range of ambient styles - from neo classical, atonal music, to the "most beautiful aural kitsch imaginable." Housed in gatefold sleeve featuring signature abstract floral artwork by Veronica Unland.
- gatefold sleeve
- digital download included
- music label: Kompakt 2019
reviewed by luxuriating wind 01/2019