Kompakt

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isolatedmix 44 – Kaito aka Hiroshi Watanabe

Hiroshi Watanabe has been releasing records since 1996, with styles ranging from deep house to his more recognized ambient/electronica works on Kompakt under the guise of Kaito. A stalwart for the label for the past twelve years, Hiroshi has clocked up no less than eight albums and recently released the rather brilliant ‘Less Time Until … Continue reading »

Kaito – Less Time Until The End

If you’re familiar with 2013′s ‘Until The End of Time’, you may have been witness to the undercurrent of colour in Hiroshi Watanabe’s music, but by no means would you have been thinking about stripping it back. Yet here we are with an album that has found another layer. By mistake? I very much doubt … Continue reading »

Pop Ambient 2014

It was just last night that I hit play on Pop Ambient 2007, and began to nod off before a swirl of melody forced me to check which track was providing a rather beautiful sleep song. It was no surprise to learn that it was the legendary Thomas Fehlmann and his track, ‘Next To The … Continue reading »

Decibel X in review

After years watching Decibel Festival unfold across the Atlantic from England, I was finally able to attend this year after my recent relocation to the Pacific North West. Five days later, as I sit on the Coast Starlight from Seattle back to Portland, I feel lucky to have experienced a very special tenth anniversary Decibel … Continue reading »

Interview: Thomas Fehlmann caught on tour

I was lucky enough to persuade the legendary Thomas Fehlmann to take two minutes out of his busy tour schedule and answer a few questions for ASIP. Long-standing member of The Orb and producer in his own right, i’ve ¬†been a fan of Thomas for years and constantly revisit his unique melodic album ‘Gute Luft’ … Continue reading »