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Bck T• Lvng

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nicobaars Another beauty that stands out in the crazy amount of very, very good stuff thats been released this year. A slightly nineties influenced acidic ambient techno production letting the chicken skin rise highly on your body. Those acidic howling and bubbling sounds keeps on turning and turning in my head. Including some nice reworks from Urban Meditation, Simon Matthews and Beta Consciousness a.o. Great stuff. Favorite track: A(i) (2019 Version).
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Charles Urban Having trouble describing it. Bubbling 303 lines suggest acid, but with sparse beats and the atmospheres is it ambient? Sounds 90's-influenced yet distinctly modern. Well, let's just say it is great. Honestly you could double the length of some tracks and say it was a FAX release. Once Disc 1 is over and your ears are craving more, turn to Disc 2; a different take on the same material, yet stands alone as something new. Then when Disc 2 is over and you want more, go back to Disc 1. Favorite track: B2L{2}.
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Sven Kossler’s a new, young whippersnapper on the ambient electronic scene, his inaugurative reveals being a couple of excellent collaborations on the Fantasy Enhancing label. Well, it’s a pretty small club, relatively speaking, for artists and labels in this corner of the synthetic universe, yet Kossler’s cred’s been rising slowly but sharply up the proverbial curve. The strangely coiffed Bck t• Lvng loves its 90s ambient-rich template in a big way, but let’s be clear: this isn’t any kind of copyist knock-off, nor is it a nostalgic callback to a bygone era. Kossler’s savvy enough to bypass the messenger and wholeheartedly embrace the innovators. So while elements of Biosphere, Sun Electric, and a few other lesser known allies poke their heads in from time to time, across this two-disc excursion the artist-in-residence proves most effectively that he has more than just a few tricks up his sleeve. Case in point is the utterly fabulous fifteen minutes of “Kibo”, which lets the surface tension build until a whole thrum of crushed velvet beatspace culminates in rapidly escalating patchcord wonder. The accompanying second disc lets friends and colleagues reimagine Kossler’s arpeggiated armadas in their own image, space odysseys spread well over a breathless two hours that will leave even the most seasoned electronica veterans thirsty for more.

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released November 1, 2019

Aschaffenburg 2017
All tracks written and produced by Sven Kössler
Für Anja, Cécile & Jonah

CD 2 reworked by:
1. Charles Urban
2. Tom Dwyer
3. Wes MacDonald
4. Sven Kössler & Simon Matthews
5. Frank Rumpelt
6. Simon Matthews
7. Sven Kössler
8. Wolfgang Röttger
9. Jeff Holland & Dave Alexander

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