21th April 2014 (vinyl)
05th May 2014 (digital)
12" & digital
KRAKE is an annual Berlin based festival for challenging electronic music. Krake means „octopus“ and the festival is organised in a comparable way: reaching out to selected locations during one week presenting the best in electronic music whatever style it is. The festival is not huge, not expensive, does not have big sponsoring deals or four different colour are passes. It’s just a good and so far successful try to bring back the focus on artists who dare to step off the beaten tracks.
KRAKE 002 contains mostly exclusive tracks of artists who played at the Krake festival in 2013.The A-side starts with a dark ambient drone by DÄMMERN, followed by a pop-fueled two-step hit by PHON.O. Next in line is Irishman EOMAC with a warm and deep IDM track already charted by none less than Thom Yorke of Radiohead, followed by „Resolution“, a little melancholic stepper by BILL YOUNGMAN.
The B-side is being opened with a techno track by grandmaster MONOLAKE in his most typical dubby percussive style. For the next track FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER reduces the sounds to the max again to deliver a percussive track as minimalistic as can be. Legendary techno producer CRISTIAN VOGEL, known for his constant search for new values, closes the compilation with an avantgarde piece of noise and drones.
Outstanding, we‘d say!
Monolake – “Interrupt”
Phon.O – “Tell Me”
Dämmern – “Liberda”
Cristian Vogel – “New Values”
Frank Bretschneider – “Under_W”
Monolake – “Interrupt” >*<
Videos created by the29nov films, except the 2nd video for Monolake’s “Interrupt” (marked with *) which is by Tarik Barri.
Phon.o – “Live at Krake Festival 2013”
Bill Youngman – “Live at Krake Festival 2013”
Krake @ Bandcamp
Red Eye Records
Krake @ Bandcamp