Artist: Christian Prommer
Cat No: CPT 430-2
Format: CD / Download
Christian Prommer releases his first solo album “ÜberMood” on Compost Black Label in March 2014. ÜberMood is a very personal travel of Christian Prommer into his roots. Having collaborators with most of his projects for the last two decades, he now debuts with his first solo album: ÜberMood.
These 16 songs are a reflection on his musical journey for the past 12 month.
ÜberMood says it all. You need the german Übermut (may be translated as cockiness or devilment) as an artist to go the extra mile out of your comfort zone to tap into new territory. And the mood or atmosphere is something that defines your voice as an artist. This record was written and produced all over the world on the many travels that Christian Prommer took to concerts, studio sessions and DJ shows. Improvisation is the main mantra of Christian Prommers creative process. Playing with the various . . . →
Title: A Forest Mighty Black (3-LP)
Cat No: DPC 047-1
Format: 3-LP / Download
It’s been a while, 17 years, to be precise since Bernd Kunz, also known as AFMB, released an album. After its release in 1997, A Forest Mighty Black’s “Mellowdramatic”, became a trip-hop classic. It followed several 12“s that Kunz released on Compost Records, including Compost’s 001, “Fresh In My Mind“. “Mellowdramatic” included tracks like “Rebirth“ and “Everything“ and highlighted Kunz’s love for the melancholic shades of music.
In the years that followed, Kunz quietly drifted away from his trip-hop roots and during this time he moved from the Black Forest capital Freiburg to Zurich, Switzerland, where he got more in touch with house music again (before his trip-hop days he was an avid acid house and garage addict). After meeting Drumpoet’s label boss Alex Dallas and his “Earthbound“ buddy Alex Gustafson at the cities’ most famous house club “Zukunft“, it was clear what had to be done – . . . →
Artist: Ensemble Du Verre
Title: The Light Gets In (CD)
Cat No: CPT 435-2
Format: CD / Download
Ensemble Du Verre (E.D.V.) was founded by the composer, producer and musician Sönke Düwer in 2003. Since then, a number of albums and EPs did see the light of day, including a “CD of the Year” of Art Online and the “Prize of German Record Critics” in 2008.
Musical independence, diversity and stylistic boundlessness are basic elements in Ensemble Du Verre’s music. Jazz, Dubstep, House and Breakbeat merge and create the unique E.D.V. sound, like on the new album “The Light Gets In”, which perfectly represents personal expression and creative potential of producer and multi-instrumentalist Sönke Düwer. He is a thoroughbred musician with a lot of live experience. Ensemble Du Verre starting their Tour in winter 2013/14.
“The Light Gets In” is a homogeneous collection of songs, performed by the debut singer Shirin Al- Mousa. She sings on all of the 11 songs, as well as . . . →
Title: Compost Tech House Selection – Dirty Cache
Cat No: CPT 441-3
After one and a half decade and more than 400 releases, Compost Records bundles some of their finest tunes as Various Artists digital download compilation albums. The variety and full spectrum of Compost’s repertoire has never or rarely been presented in form of a musical genre compilation. These releases will be compiled or DJ-mixed by Compost’s artists and are available as digital downloads, except in some rare cases very very limited as 500 CDs.
House-music was always a big part of the Compost catalogue. This already resulted in two ‘House- compilations (Compost House Selection Vol. 1 & 2).
For this particular house selection, Rupert & Mennert, dove into the darker side of the catalogue. They searched for tracks that contained the minimalistic elements of ‘Techno’ mixed with the more soulful parts of ‘House’.
To create a platform for this type of music, Compost founder Michael . . . →
Artist: Bet.e & Stef
Title: It’s All Right
Cat No: CPT 432-2
Format: 2-CD / Download
Digging the chill vibes, especially love Nicola’s mix of Triste. Nice!
DJ Spinna | Wow! So many great tunes in one place. This is some high quality Compost!
Mark Farina | All about the Nicola Conte version for me
SImbad | Tight!
Jon Kennedy | This music puts a smile upon my face. Quality!!
Luca Bacchetti | Super nice pack of remixes of some lovely songs.
Roberto Rodriguez | Nice selection of tracks. WIll try Triste.
Kruse & Nuernberg | Nice one!
Joyce Muniz | As always, a great package… Full support from me…
Phat Phil Cooper | Alot of talent on show here.
Matt Tolfrey | Absolute Great Selection…Timeless Quality Stuff..
DJ Pippi / Kebra
Beautiful heart-warming music, often compared to Koop, Sade, or Victor Davies. Groundbreaking global pop duo Bet.e & Stef reunite with “It’s All Right”.
Their Platinum-sellers hits are all here on . . . →
Artist: Bet.e & Stef
Title: It’s All Right Radio Single
Cat No: CPT 442-3
Info: Bet.e & Stef took the country by storm over a decade ago with their pop meets jazz, bossa-nova and latin stylings. Remarkably, they earned a Gold record in Canada with their self-released first album, “Jazz Bossa Nova”. A deal with Japan’s Toshiba-EMI soon followed, along with interest from every major record label in Canada. This JUNO-nominated duo from Montréal, Québec chose to partner with Universal Music Canada, achieving Platinum with their second album, “Day By Day.” Both milestones were even more remarkable given their global, multilingual sound was a far cry from the pop music du jour.
Numerous sold-out performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival earned them critical acclaim that took them beyond borders. Radio success in Québec, across Canada, and in Japan followed with their hit singles ”Day By Day” and ”It’s All Right” spending weeks at the top of the charts. In 2003, Bet.e and Stef . . . →
Title: Compost Experimental Selection Vol. 2 – Fiasko – More Leftfield Tracks – compiled & mixed by Rupert & Mennert
Cat No: CPT 428-3
Info: After one and a half decade and more than 400 releases, Compost Records bundles some of their finest tunes as Various Artists digital download compilation albums. The variety and full spectrum of Compost’s repertoire has never or rarely been presented in form of a musical genre compilation. These releases will be compiled or DJ-mixed by Compost’s artists and are available as digital downloads, except in some rare cases very very limited as 500 CDs.
Compost Records and Rupert & Mennert are more than proud to present another selection of experimental tracks from the rich history of the label. Here are ten tracks that will take you from the early beginnings in the 90s to the mid 00s.
Rupert & Mennert have a thing for experimentalism. Mid 90s they were hugely influenced by all the great . . . →