Genre/Influences: Minimal-techno, electroclash, electro-punk.
Background/Info: Kompromat is a new project featuring Vitalic and Rebeka Warrior. The sound is inspired by the ‘Berliner’ school and defined as the meeting between Einstürzende Neubauten and Crash Course in Science.
Content: “Traum Und Existenz” clearly brings different influences together. During the early millennium years it would probably have been defined as electroclash, but today we should rather speak about a sonic chemistry between techno-, industrial- and electro-punk music. Most of the vocals –sung by Rebeka Warrior, are in German, but you’ll also notice French spoken passages. This is ultra-danceable music!
+ + + : The opening cut will directly give you an idea about the intelligence of this production. The song sounds a bit space-like, but definitely technoid, but the surprising touch is the injection of a children’s choir. I like the sound intelligence of this project. It’s a successful fusion between numerous influences, which is moving from harder danceable pieces towards slower cuts. There also is an experimental touch running through the songs, but it remains all pretty accessible. This album comes from the hands of true sound architects and it’s really exciting to see how an artist such as Vitalic has created such a new and sexy project.
– – – : Like most albums there are a few tracks that couldn’t satisfy me, but there’s no reason to complain. This is a class-act!
Conclusion: Do you remember the magical effect of Miss Kittin & The Hacker? This is different, but the magic is quite similar!
Best songs: “Herztod”, “Possession”, “Auf Immer Und Ewig”, “Traum Und Existenz”, “Einfach Da Sein”.