Monday, 25 August 2008


Some time ago, I was sent a link to what will appear in record stores this bank holiday Monday, cased in shades of pink and depicting the silhouetted image of one, horned child leapfroging a bomb-headed other. The artwork’s perplexing to say the least. And, given the context of what’s enclosed, I’m not too sure there’s any real reason that the image should make much, if any, sense.

This is not least because the double disc contained within – a DFA selected compilation showcasing tracks released during the first two years of Berlin based label, Supersoul Recordings’, existence – is titled Nobody Knows Anything. Take that, and the fact that with the first track in, you’re at once transported past confines of the ordinary; blasting beyond previously known parameters as far-off, otherworldly spheres begin to unfold. Or, as the press release from the very first Supersoul output puts it best:

“Androids and other strange creatures … dancing, smoking and drinking casually alongside humans, while the full spectrum stroboscopes makes their bone structure visible to the rhythm of the music. Giant speakers … pumping out a mixture of strange noises, hypnotic melodies and pounding drums, quoting, recycling and rephrasing universal music history, reminding the crowd why they still go out dancing almost every night after all these years.“


Nobody Knows Anything
DFA Presents Supersoul Recordings (Supersoul/Kompakt)

CD 1:
1. Xaver Naudascher - Lost
2. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 2
3. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 1
4. Walter Jones - Deuteronomy Brown (I-f edit)
5. Plastique de Reve - Resist feat. Radical Cheerleaders
6. Strangelets - Riot On Planet 10
7. Xaver Naudascher - Afterlife
8. Max Brannslokker - Stropharia
9. Walter Jones - The Odyssey Sound (Mogg & Naudascher edit)

CD 2:
1. Skatebård - Marimba
2. Plastique De Reve - Lost In The City feat. Ghostape
3. Xaver Naudascher - Motor City
4. Strangelets - Riot On Planet 10 (Blitz Gramsci rmx)
5. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 4 feat. Rosalind
6. Skatebård - Pagans
7. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 3 feat. Arthur Hornig
8. Maxx Brannslokker - Solar Trip feat. Katya Tyukova
9. Skatebård - Flexy
10. Walter Jones - A.I.P. (X.L.N.'s Maison Vumbi edit)

Signing off with a nice, free download:
Walter Jones - The Odyssey Sound (Mogg & Naudascher edit)

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