Gerd Janson desvela su «Musik For Autobahns 2»

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El sol se está poniendo en LA, tiñendo el horizonte de un grana intenso. Conduces tu descapotable hacia la costa con un irremediable regusto a piña colada refrescando tu boca, abres la radio y… ¡¿Dire Straits?!

No te preocupes, Gerd Janson se hace cargo de tan aparatosa desventura y por esto unas semanas atrás anunció la segunda entrega de su serie de compilaciones «Musik For Autobahns«, esta vez presentada bajo el subtítulo «Ambient Race Car Music«.

Este miércoles se ha hecho pública la lista de colaboradores, de entre la que destacan productores como Lauer, Leon Vynehall, Bicep, Fort Romeau y Joy Orbison, cuya contribución puedes escuchar en el rip que encontrarás al final del artículo.

Gerd Janson ha descrito «Musik For Autobahns 2» (Rush Hour, 2015) con la siguiente nota de prensa:

So, what awaits you on the second edition of a compilation that claims in a winking to present “ambient race car music”? Exactly what it says on the tin. A fresh and exclusive collection of music that hopefully sounds as great in a car as it will in the comfort zone of your own living-room or during dusk and dawn in your favorite club environment (see Bicep and Fort Romeau for further reference). But first and foremost it is truly inspired by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg. Going to and from one club to the other, was the way to spend countless hours of adolescence in excitement instead of tedious purposelessness. But I will not bother you with droll stories of my youth.

Musik for Autobahns 2 is the result of a collective effort by dear friends and esteemed colleagues who picked up where the first one ended, while paying attention to the prevailing theme. From Leon Vynehall and his profound research of the BAB 5 to Joy Orbison’s “A 213” or Lauer’s heartfelt and wry Kraftwerk pastiche, all of the tracks have a certain compatibility in common or just sound great, while having a drive. “Breaking” by AKSK for instance made the stop-and-go traffic in the blazing heat of Los Angeles so much more bearable (the vintage Volvo helped as well). Also, you will meet freshmen like Orson Wells, whose idea of traveling exceeds the boundaries of our planet, next to a grey eminence like Orlando Voorn (on the compact disc edition of this at least) or elusive characters like Disco Nihilist. All bringing their special skills and imagination to the table.

Gute Fahrt,
Gerd Janson

Efectivamente, escuchando el resumen de 16 minutos y medio que se ha publicado a modo de avance, uno puede esperar electrónica relajada y envolvente con efectos dub techno pero a la vez vocales femeninas y disco sosegado.

«Musik For Autobahns 2» (Rush Hour, 2015) se publicará este próximo septiembre, así que ya puedes ir atándote el cinturón.


01. Conga Radio – 168 North
02. Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
03. Joy Orbison – A213
04. AKSK – Breaking
05. Shan – Awakening
06. Bicep – Carmine
07. Fort Romeau – Seleno
08. Orson Wells – Orbiting Jupiters
09. Disco Nihilist – Melancholy
10. Lauer – Autofahrn

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