Various Artists - Gespensterland LP
Various Artists - Gespensterland LP (Bureau B / Germany)
A Courtesy Desk favorite and I really appreciate a record that I struggle to describe because it doesn't sound a whole lot like anything out there. Outsider kosmische? The portal for which a dream turns into a nightmare? Bedtime stories for electronic music loving weirdos? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Over the last ten years a strange mycelium was sprouting from the ground of Germany’s sound topography, going widely unnoticed while creeping its way up through the copse of the ubiquitous “Neo-Kraut”, “Diskurs-Pop” and the like. We’re talking about a small underground network of artists and projects with poetic, mysterious names such as Brannten Schnüre, Baldruin, Kirschstein, Freundliche Kreisel and Balint Brösel. Operating in the margins and intersections of folklore, experimental electronics, dreams and nightmares, the “Gespensterland” LP archives and compiles their magic works for the very first time and already today it stands as a contemporary testament with an auratic presence comparable to that of Pordenone’s “Great Complotto”.