Archive for October, 2010

Review: Ostgut Ton – Fünf

Label: Ostgut Ton
Catalog#: OSTGUTLP07

A1: Emika – Cooling Room
A2: Marcel Fengler – Shiraz

B1: Substance – Gestalts
B2: Ben Klock – Wolf

C: Shed – Boom Room
D1: Fiedel – Doors To Manual
D2: Cassy – Never Give Up On A Mood Swing
E: Dinky – Twelve To Four

F1: Nick Höppner – ISP

F2: Soundstream – Wenn Meine Mutti Wüsste
G: Boris – Rem
H1: Marcel Dettmann – Scourer
H2: Steffi – My Room
I: Margaret Dygas – For Five

J1: Murat Tepeli feat. Elif Biçer – Hold On
J2: Prosumer – Daybreak

K: Luke Slater – Boom Tang Shwuck
L1: Barker & Baumecker – Drink

L2: Ryan Elliott – Abatis


Some might say that the sound of Berlin is represented by a certain label and club, while others predict the downfall of both the label and the club. Ostgut Ton did what they do better than anyone else at the moment; they have displayed a very honest and non-traditional way of thinking and celebrating their first five years – where a lot has happened with both during.

There’s a point to which a label can experiment without losing a lot of following, which in most cases might not be so good when releasing vinyl these days. Counting in ‘Fünf’ as one of these experiments, Ostgut Ton has set a new level of their sound. By gathering all the people behind the label and the artists that empowers the club with its energy, this collection of tracks is one of the most interesting albums this year.

Emika has recorded ambient and field sounds within the club building, creating a sound library which the artists then use – this gives them a core for equal opportunity to bring their own style into a common factor.

And they did.

There are pieces of scattered memories from all night sessions, dust, killing basses and drums, together with stone cold percussion and intense noise, all mixed into 7 pieces of vinyl. There’s absolutely no limit when inspiration goes into a certain state. With this being in the hands of the proven artists that commit to this project, Ostgut Ton has released one of the most interesting and important compilations of their and our musical journey for this decade.

‘Fünf’ is released on 8th November.

My favorite tracks:

Soundstream – Wenn Meine Mutti Wüsste

Shed – Boom Room

Prosumer – Day Break

Marcel Dettmann – Scourer

Cassy – Never Give Up On A Mood Swing

Chart: October 2010