Kontakta ‎– Kontakta

Odd Size ‎– CD OS 13
CD, Album


1 Untitled 38:50

Companies, etc.


38'50" Minutes
March 1992 - November 1992
Recorded live at Kaspar-Hauser-Studio, Cologne.

Packaged in a jewel case with 12-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: DURECO CDOS13
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL



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May 28, 2012
MONIKA WESTPHAL, C-SCHULZ, FRANK DOMMERT, MARCUS SCHMICKLER, GEORG ODIJK & INDE DU NORD recorded this album live in the studio back in 1992. It stretches to just under 39 minutes, and hardly makes any ripples in that time. The KONTAKTA Six choose to exist in the fertile ground between LULL's dark, nightmare-shadowed Underworld and VIDNA OBMANA's flowing grey cushioning cloudscapes. The result is a machine-based flowing of indistinct images which neither threatens wickedness hidden in unexpected shadow-places, nor promises a restful sleep. The result is an entertaining journey through semi-formed landscapes of sound - mountainous regions - flat plains - dark forests of decaying metal. It has too many human references to be totally alien - rhythms which just couldn't appear by chance - distant echoes like voices in subways - image juxtapositions almost too convenient. It's an absorbing travelogue of places Josef K might have visited in his dreams. The brevity of the piece, while long enough to impress without overstaying it's welcome, might make it a dubious investment at full CD price, but if you can find it, and you like grey, metamorphic music, snap it up - you shouldn't be disappointed.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.