Immer

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Whenever something arrives in the shops with the name Michael Mayer affixed to it -- whether it's in the form of a remix, a 12," or a mix album like this one -- it's an event. It doesn't happen often enough, but when it does, disciples of the warm flavors of tech-house, click-house, micro-house, whatchamacallit-house, and experimental techno dealt out and curated by Mayer pay immediate perked-ear attention. It's with very good reason. Following four years after his mix for the Neuhouse label, Kompakt Köln Präsentiert Michael Mayer, Immer finds Mayer smoothly fashioning tracks from labels like Ladomat, Ultra, Trapez, Force Inc., and his own Kompakt into a luxuriant digital ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Whenever something arrives in the shops with the name Michael Mayer affixed to it -- whether it's in the form of a remix, a 12," or a mix album like this one -- it's an event. It doesn't happen often enough, but when it does, disciples of the warm flavors of tech-house, click-house, micro-house, whatchamacallit-house, and experimental techno dealt out and curated by Mayer pay immediate perked-ear attention. It's with very good reason. Following four years after his mix for the Neuhouse label, Kompakt Köln Präsentiert Michael Mayer, Immer finds Mayer smoothly fashioning tracks from labels like Ladomat, Ultra, Trapez, Force Inc., and his own Kompakt into a luxuriant digital bubble bath of envelopingly rounded beats, misty, atmospheric smears, and the odd tug at the heartstrings. It might be something of a stretch to say this, but a few cursory listens to Immer could possibly leave you with the distinct impression that the 13 tracks tucked within it were produced with the sole intent to be placed in their rightful context here. The feel varies with subtle shifts from a casual drift to a breezy thrust, and each of the track-to-track transitions are as smooth as a freshly paved autobahn. The way the muffled hollow taps of M. Rahn's "Toaster" morph into the low thrums of Superpitcher's remix of Carsten Jost's "You Don't Need a Weatherman" replete with a swirl of chirping birds is one example of Mayer's mixing skills. Superpitcher and Tobias Thomas' mix of Phantom/Ghost's epic vocal number, "Perfect Lovers," is the emotional center, beginning with a haunting elegy of strings that gives way to a rolling beat bearing the distant echo of Joy Division's "Atrocity Exhibition." The mournful tone is only to be completely wiped away by the sublime, propulsive tones of Selway's "Flying Far," the panoramic paranoia of Paul Nazca's "Surface," and -- to close off the disc -- the disorienting punctuation of M. Mayer's remix of Frank Martiniq's "Adriano." Top notch, to say the least.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2004
  • Label: Kompakt Germany
  • UPC: 718752603027
  • Catalog Number: 15
  • Sales rank: 70,406

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Remix Tomorrow Goodbye - Auch (3:36)
  2. 2 Gamma Limit - Audision (5:49)
  3. 3 Rocket No. 3 (5:48)
  4. 4 Toaster (5:30)
  5. 5 You Don't Need a Weatherman (6:13)
  6. 6 Deeper - Stargazer (3:55)
  7. 7 Palersam the Cat - Phon.O (4:01)
  8. 8 Gratis (5:10)
  9. 9 Psychometry, Vol. 3.0 (4:32)
  10. 10 Perfect Lovers - Phantom (9:24)
  11. 11 Flying Far - Selway (5:47)
  12. 12 Surface (5:52)
  13. 13 Adriano (5:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Mayer Primary Artist, DJ
Ghost Track Performer
Technical Credits
Thomas Fehlmann Composer, Producer
Tobias Schmidt Composer
John Selway Composer
Dirk Von Lowtzow Composer
Michael Mayer Producer, Remixing
Farben Remixing
Thies Mynther Composer
Ekkehard Ehlers Composer
Auch Producer
Tobias Thomas Remixing
Ewan Pearson Remixing
Superpitcher Remixing
Selway Producer
Akufen Producer
Marc Leclair Composer
Phantom Ghost Producer
Audision Producer
A Rocket in Dub Composer, Producer
M. Rahn Composer, Producer
Carsten Jost Composer, Producer
Stargazer Producer
Phon.O Producer
Paul Nazca Producer
Frank Martiniq Composer, Producer
Niko Tzoukmanis Composer
Dino Christophilopoulus Composer
Carsten Aermes Composer
Paul Favier Composer
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