Various - Deutscher Funk

An excellent selection of music which should certainly help dispel the widely held myth that electronic music from Germany is produced by robots.

The Pluramon mix of The Bionaut's Wild Horse Annie is an early indicator of things to come, and it's downright groovy. There's still an emphasis on electro-acoustic bass sounds though, which for some reason remains an important ingredient in much that German underground electronic music has to offer.

Inflatable Rasta Wig works its magic with the use of tight rythmic pulses, freeform percussion patterns and a strangely disturbing weird muffled sound of some kind. It starts off sounding like a dub track but soon changes into something less definable.

As the album progresses you can expect to hear the unexpected. A sampler of the best that Germany has to offer, and when Spring Fridge rolls around you'll realize what a treat this compilation really is. Everything you could ever want to hear.

For those of you who like the robotic sounding stuff, as I do, there's a track just for you. It's called Roll Over Ehrenfield and has all the elements that really helped put Germany on the electronic music map. A nice element is the way the TR808 style drum sounds are soon replaced by more traditional ones, but the sequenced feel remains as the percussive repeating riff holds it all together. I just love the way it dissembles itself.

Other favourites of ours are tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and especially 13

Rating - 929,661 (out of a possible 1,000,000)