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IN STOCK
01
Roman Saving Juno
03 :13
02
Hausmeister Pumer
03 :51
03
Sora/Garland Spring
02 :25
04
Hauschka Two Stones
02 :51
05
Takagi Masakatsu Mio Pianto
04 :45
06
Kandis Letter
03 :50
07
Le Rok Directors Cut
04 :17
08 04 :54
09
Pascal Schäfer Tic Tic
06 :20
10
Donna Regina Slow Killer
03 :51
11
Kuchen meets Mapstation Kmm
01 :41
12
Takeo Toyama Der Meteor
04 :38
13
Leichtmetall Wir Sind Blumen
03 :59
14
Kan Daisuke Xi-Huan
02 :54
15
Poto&Cabengo Suevian Rhapsody
03 :45
16 03 :43
ARTIST
TITLE
Kalk Seeds: A Karaoke Kalk Compilation
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KK 030CD KK 030CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/12/2005

From the Cologne school of minimal techno and electro-acoustical elements comes a compilation of the Kalk label's most inspired and quintessential artists. Kalk Seeds documents the spreading of the Kalk herb, particularly in Japan and in Germany. Sixteen tracks, (most of which have never been released) and one video-clip display the open and yet so specific profile of the (now Berlin) label that has been continuously releasing for eight years and running. Karaoke Kalk assembles music that is not happening anywhere else -- always docked on the here and now, exposing the most diverse sound-worlds, recently even those far from the electronic realms. Kalk Seeds starts off with Roman's elegantly formulated pop -- a fascinating preview of his second album. Listen to Hauschka's lyrical miniature on a manipulated piano, followed by Le Rok's odd beats and gentle harmonies, as well as Takagi Masakatsu's amazing song-excursions in Japanese melancholy, full of dramatic and beguiling fragility. In addition, you'll find Kalk classics like Donna Regina and März, whose music is as characteristic of the label as is that of the old heroes in new sounds like Sora/Garland and Kandis. From techno-structures, Beach Boys-harmonies, abstract electronics, minimal music or pop-experiments, Kalk Seeds lives in a special kind of energetic space in between artists like Pascal Schäfer and his rhythm constructions just as well as in Takeo Toyama's moving composition "Der Meteor." Other artists included feature Hausmeister, Toog, Pascal Schäfer, Kuchen, Mapstation, Leichtmetall, Kan Daisuke, and Poto&Cabengo. Some call it avant-pop, others ''Les Disques Du Crépuscule," Karaoke Kalk is the antithesis of Gemütlichkeit and genre-boredom -- it's growing and thriving.