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"This compilation is striking in that it has collected artists such as F.X.Randomiz, Microstoria, Lithops, Mouse On Mars and also C-Schulz & Hajsch, who work, albeit very differently and yet in conceptually and biographically related ways, on expanding the concept of electronic music. Sonig began several years ago as the label on which Mouse on Mars and Lithops brought out their music; music that otherwise appeared nowhere else; music that was too important to be thrown under the typical cycle of publications and therefore was only available on vinyl. By last year, however, it became apparent that Sonig was more than a musicians label serving as a pressure nozzle for the overflowing productivity of its owners. Andi Toma & Jan St. Werner (Mouse on Mars) and Frank Dommert (Entenpfuhl, a-Musik) started a maxi series that used the classic techno format, the Maxi, to publish extremely independent and highly unusual, well yes, dance music (or what one considers the parallel universe in which Voice Crack are stars). Records from Wang Inc. and Vert, who are both on the compilation, are found here as well as a smash from Mouse on Mars and a fervently longed for sign of life from F.X.Randomiz. It has long been clear that Sonig is not only about Mouse on Mars. Even now a scope is emerging that stretches from electro-acoustic concrete music (C-Schulz & Hajsch) and dance music produced with the means and instruments of electroacoustics (Wang Inc.), through dynamic and complex group processes served with great clarity (Microstoria, Dü), hits for another era (F.X.Randomix, Mouse on Mars) and desktop improvisations (Scratch Pet Land), to idiosyncratic music that indulges in a happy funky isolationism (Lithops) or subtle reminiscences on Keith Jarrett's Cologne Concert embedded in a hypermodern setting (Vert)." Contains only exclusive tracks.