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Èglantine Gouzy & Landini L.A.
02 :54
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Chica and The Folder Kleines Hoppla
04 :03
04
Rosario Bléfari Verdad
02 :03
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Max Punktezahl Dashes
04 :20
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Masha Qrella Goodnight Lovers
02 :59
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Gudrun Gut Monika In Polen
04 :32
08
Dorit Chrysler Sweden
03 :27
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Quarks Willkommen
01 :52
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Iris Fever
03 :06
12
Milenasong Streicheln
03 :30
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Michaela Melián Locke Pistole Kreuz (Edit)
03 :46
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Barbara Morgenstern Wilderness
04 :22
ARTIST
TITLE
Monika Bärchen: Songs for Bruno, Knut & Tom
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MONIKA 060CD MONIKA 060CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/4/2008

To celebrate 10 years in the business and 60 releases, Berlin label Monika Enterprise brings you a special birthday compilation. Rather than going for the obvious "best of" approach, Monika offers something a little more interesting in the form of a compilation comprising all exclusive tracks made especially for this release at the request of label boss Gudrun Gut who is also the compiler. Best known for his band To Rococo Rot, Robert Lippok's track has a real post-rock edge with live percussion and organic textures. The ladies from the groundbreaking 4 Women No Cry serieses certainly make their presences known on this comp: Èglantine Gouzy offers a jovial pop number, Rosario Blefari presents a guitar-charged tune, Austrian Theramin virtuoso Dorit Chrysler adds a haunting instrumental piece, Mico offers a blend of ambient electronica accentuated by a powerful vocal performance and Iris' unique mix of heart-wrenching melody and futuristic electronica is sure to give you fever. Chica and the Folder present a touch of Berlin-style dancefloor minimalism, Contriva member Max Punktezahl's lovely instrumental track precedes bandmate Masha Qrella, who recorded a lovely cover of Depeche Mode's "Goodnight Lovers" and Gudrun Gut presents a true Monika-style number with old school samples of polka and yodelling. Old friends Quarks are included here as well as hot new Argentinian trio, Lile. Milenasong opens new doors with her dark-folk style and Michaela Melián presents a new edit of the opening track from her album Los Angeles. To close out the birthday celebration is Barbara Morgenstern -- surely the brightest star twinkling in the Monika universe -- there from the beginning. "Wilderness" is a beautiful piano ballad and the perfect closing number. This is a beautifully eclectic mix with a nice balance between songs and instrumentals, electronics and acoustic instrumentation.