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ARTIST
TITLE
Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KOMP 104CD KOMP 104CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/19/2013

It's when Voigt & Voigt gather in the same studio that the sparks start to fly dangerously low within this unique machinery humbly named Kompakt, resulting more often than not in a rather unlikely combination of separate elements suddenly kickstarting into communication. For their debut full-length Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen, the Voigt brothers draw from a plethora of influences to build an incomparable sound world, for the first time fully realizing what previous, now classic tracks on Speicher have been hinting at. Produced side by side with the essential techno of Erdingertrax, this album opts for a strong psychedelic narrative, brilliantly showcasing Voigt & Voigt's experimental inclinations while knowing a thing or two about the perfect groove. Marrying the more cerebral aspects of techno science with the sheer will to party, the Voigtian output is an unpredictable, but constant fixture in Kompakt's back catalog that brings together the distinctive talents of brothers Wolfgang and Reinhard Voigt. With each one being a highly prolific artist in his own right, the joint work on their album debut never ceased to surprise even its originators, who used the twilight of their nightly studio sessions to process a shared stream of auditive consciousness feeding on influences as diverse as techno and New German cinema. Full of nods to specific movie and TV esthetics, Voigt & Voigt's Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen references the higher and lower brows of auteur film culture already in its name, where widely known French alternative comedy Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Amelie and Oscar-winning German drama Die Welt Der Anderen find themselves forming a truly odd couple. It's an unusual combination, but it works.