Peter Grummich Plays Staubgold – Dinner Music for Clubbers

"What I really should say is that the LP has a breadth and ambition that isn’t often seen with releases of this sort; and I readily grant its damned hard to put an ambient compilation together that really maintains a sense of purpose throughout. "


Peter Grummich Plays Staubgold – Dinner Music for Clubbers


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The title should say it all really; 15 tracks of top quality ambience, with some fantastic highlights thrown in. Actually that’s a bit too flippant as an introduction. What I really should say is that the LP has a breadth and ambition that isn’t often seen with releases of this sort; and I readily grant its damned hard to put an ambient compilation together that really maintains a sense of purpose throughout.


 


Maybe it’s the fact that the bubbling world music of Alexandro Franov is placed next to such luminaries as No Neck Blues Band, Embryo, Rococo Rot and FS Blumm. Or maybe it’s the way that Rococo Rot’s brilliant, ever so slightly menacing Jackie’s Dream really sets the bar for the rest of the LP. Franov’s tracks (culled from his last LP) are a delight, especially Luxor, which segues beautifully into the paranoid soundtrack of Sun’s Make It (Mapstation Remix). Highlight of the LP is the spiky, sparse collision between 60s heroes Embryo and the No Neck Blues Band, Wieder Das Erste Mal a hippy noise fest which set up Grummich’s Sunbeams beautifully.


 


Great stuff, one for a summer’s evening without a doubt.


 


Words: Richard Foster