Famous When Dead IV
State-of-the-Playhouse-art compilation, featuring Villalobos, Isolee, Losoul, Tejada, Lindstrom, Spektrum, Recloose, Captain Comatose, etc. "Is it not true that it no longer matters nowadays whether an awesome Detroit track was played on tape at Motorcity, or compiled in Cologne, Warsaw or Buenos Aires? We think so and are looking forward to meeting the Belgian musician in Brooklyn, while feeling the epic atmosphere of the universe's vast expanses in cold, distant Norway. In London, Andrew Weatherall and his swordsmen unpack their guitars and drums once more and even in Hamburg Isolée is willing to get out his 6-string for 'Schrapnell' to create emotive sound foundations on Recloose. Long-runners such as Tiefschwarz's remix of Spektrum's floorfiller rub shoulders with tranquil electro-pop from Rework. My My in Berlin display a similar approach as the two gentlemen in California by the name of Tejada/Leviste. Two captains who want to set the disco boat alight with us and Max Mohr's 'Old Song' tastes like the first sip from a glass of good wine. And finally, Losoul, one of Playhouse's very first artists, creates a 10-minute house track with singer Malte that avails itself of the German language without even feeling awkward. That's what it looks like, our Playhouse. Variety is the motto on Famous When Dead IV, a representative cross-section of the best tracks in recent years. No more, no less."