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In the wake of the success of its predecessor, “Future Sounds Of Kraut Vol. 1,” Compost Records presents a follow-up that not only lives up to expectations but ventures further into the kaleidoscopic realm of krautrock-infused electronica. Curated and compiled by Fred und Luna, this second volume serves as a testament to the enduring influence of pioneering German acts such as Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!, and Cluster, while contamporary artists simultaneously propelling the genre into new territories.

The essence of Krautrock and early German Electronica, with its hypnotic rhythms, experimental ethos, and avant-garde sensibilities, is vividly captured across the 17 tracks that comprise “Future Sounds Of Kraut Vol. 2.”

One of the standout features of this compilation is its ability to seamlessly blend homage with innovation. While paying homage to the trailblazers of the ’70s and ’80s, the artists featured here infuse their compositions with a contemporary flair, resulting in a collection that feels both timeless and cutting-edge. Tracks like “Krautwickel” by Lucas Croon or “Spargelspiegel” by Kosmischer Läufer exemplify this synthesis, merging nostalgia with modern sounds and production techniques to create a truly immersive listening experience.

Moreover, “Future Sounds Of Kraut Vol. 2” transcends the boundaries of genre classifications, incorporating elements of electronica, ambient, and even techno into its sonic palette. This diversity ensures that there is something for every discerning listener, whether they are die-hard Krautrock enthusiasts or dance music aficionados.

The album’s artwork, a striking collage by the talented Norika Nienstedt, serves as a visual encapsulation of its eclectic sonic landscape. Just as the music defies categorization, so too does the artwork defy convention, inviting viewers to explore its intricate layers and hidden meanings.

In conclusion, “Future Sounds Of Kraut Vol. 2” is more than just a compilation; it is a sonic journey that pays homage to the past while boldly charting a course for the future. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or a curious newcomer, this album promises to delight and inspire in equal measure. So turn up the volume and prepare to be “krautified”.