- Release Date 2010-06-28
- Label Ostgut Ton
- Catalog OSTGUTCD13
Literally, Ben Klocks debut mixed CD is a cornucopia of new, unreleased and exclusive pieces. Bass music hero Martyn delivers one of his clunky hybrids, Berlins best kept secret Roman Lindau presents breathtaking, chrome-plated dub techno and a new player by the name of ACT surprises and amazes all at the same time. You will hear
fantastic novelties by Rolando, New Yorks very own Levon Vincent, Klockworks artist and Minneapolis genius DVS1 and of course by Ben Klock himself. On the one hand, an astonishing melodic and engaging track called Compression Session 1 and on the other one Elfin Flight. An unwound collaboration with Elif Biçer and a perfect lead to the levitating and grand finale.
Klock turns all these ingredients into one long and harmonic blend. Without any sign of hectic or nervous breaks, but not without thrilling moments, peaks or valleys, turning points, Berghain 04 primes its listener for the climax of a long night out: the disappearance of space, time and the outside world. Akin to his album One, Ben Klock combines his classic appreciation of music, melody and hidden hook lines with the anonymity of solid machine sounds. These comparisons might be drawn with a worn-out pen, just like all the insufficient adjectives used to describe Berghains magic, but that is exactly what is achieved here. Ben Klock gets effortlessly and truthfully to the heart of a sound, a feeling and most of all an aesthetic. Berghain techno soul.
Text: Gerd Janson