Monday, 30 March 2009

Various - Luftkastellet 6 (Music For Dreams)

The title of this compilation series from Denmark’s excellent Music For Dreams stable roughly translates to ‘castles in the sky’ or ‘dreams that will never come true’. This is a misleading name for the series, as Luftkastellet actually makes improbable musical dreams come true. Where else would you find quirky pop efforts rubbing shoulders with off the wall Balkan dance and mindblowing technoid concoctions? Admittedly all the tracks are very immediate in one way or another, and some may induce revulsion as opposed to love, but MFD boss Kenneth Bager must be thanked for putting together such a diverse and dynamic compilation. Luftkastellet 6 does feature some real beauties, such as Aeroplane’s electrifying rejig of Grace Jones’s Williams Blood, Moby’s key dipped I Love To Move In Here and Henrik Schwarz’s own stunning live version of him and Amampondo’s I Exist Because Of You. Best listened to with an open mind!

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