Various ‎– NovaMute Kompilation

NovaMute ‎– NoMu 13 CD
2 × CD, Compilation

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1.1 Luke Slater Are You There ?
Written-By, Producer – Luke Slater
1.2 Fawn Vengeance
Producer – Mark BellWritten-By – Fawn
1.3 Darren Price Airspace
Written-By, Producer – Darren Price
1.4 JB3* Forklift (Luke Slater's Filtered Remix)
Remix – Luke SlaterWritten-By – Joey Beltram
1.5 Steve Stoll Presents The Blunted Boy Wonder Metropolis
Presenter – Steve StollWritten-By, Mixed By, Producer – Steve Stoll
1.6 Speedy J Pure Energy (Remix)
Written-By, Producer – Jochem Paap
1.7 Emmanuel Top Lobotomie
Written-By, Producer – Emmanuel Top
1.8 Plastikman Sickness
Written-By, Producer – Richie Hawtin
2.1 Darren Price Blueprints
Written-By, Producer – Darren Price
2.2 JB3* Curb (Dave Angel Remix)
Remix – Dave AngelWritten-By – Joey Beltram
2.3 Aftrax The Mask (Swept Q)
Written-By – Andy Ford
2.4 Luke Slater Freek Funk (Bark Mix)
Written-By, Producer – Luke Slater
2.5 3 Phase Kong
Written-By, Producer – Sven Roehrig*
2.6 Steve Stoll Presents The Blunted Boy Wonder Circuit Sex
Presenter – Steve StollWritten-By, Mixed By, Producer – Steve Stoll
2.7 Space DJ'z* AK-47
Written-By, Producer – Ben Long, Jamie Bissmire
2.8 Speedy J Patterns (Remix)
Written-By, Producer – Jochem Paap



Inside booklet contains information about all artists on the release.

Special thanks to Daniel Miller.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025682065
  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 682065 >

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NoMu 13 LP Various NovaMute Kompilation(2xLP, Comp) NovaMute NoMu 13 LP Europe 1998 Sell This Version
NOMU13MC Various NovaMute Kompilation(Cass, Comp) NovaMute NOMU13MC Poland Unknown Sell This Version
392.0013.23-NOMU13CD, NOMU13CD-392.0013.23 Various NovaMute Kompilation(2xCD, Comp) PIAS Benelux, NovaMute 392.0013.23-NOMU13CD, NOMU13CD-392.0013.23 Benelux 1998 Sell This Version
ANOMU13CD Various Kompilation(2xCD, Comp, Promo) NovaMute ANOMU13CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
3040-2 Various NovaMute Kompilation(2xCD, Comp) NovaMute 3040-2 US 1998 Sell This Version



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April 19, 2009

I have mixed feelings about this one, it walks a fine line between absolutely disposable music and tunes worth having on replay during any good day! I find that a common attribute on all of NovaMute's compilations.
The first CD does nothing for me until Luke Slater's remix of Beltram's classic Forklift. He skillfully finds the balance between ecstatic outbursts of noise and percussion, and the more toned down parts during which the track breaks down/builds back up. Steve Stoll under his The Blunted Boy Wonder comes with Metropolis, a minimal thumper that stays in the low 130s BPM range, with a playful melody throughout. It's an entertaining listen, but too repetitive and not engaging enough to satisfy if listened to oftenly. Speedy J takes a track from his album "Public Energy #1", and laces it with a remix. I must admit I like the original more, as it was rawer and wilder, more harsh and unpolished if I may. This one has the same lead (which is slightly softer than the one on the original version), which in my opinion does not compliment the broken beat really well, for almost eight minutes non stop. A good track nonetheless. Emmanuel Top comes with the well known and epic Lobotomie, where the awesome acid lead comes in three minutes into the track and does tricks all over the place until the end. There's an awesome break halfway through, after which the music rebuilds back up from scratch. I will mention Plastikman's Sickness as well just because it is slightly different and more dynamic than the vinyl version (which isn't a tough feat). Otherwise, the track goes nowhere. Artsy and pretentious minimal stuff which has really lost touch with reality.
The second disc starts with more confidence than the first, as Darren Price delivers a really emotional tune, with a strong and captivating melody, yet with constantly driving bass and drum kick. A stellar mid nineties, mellow techno jewel! We then have another Joey Beltram track remixed by another legend, Dave Angel. Unfortunately, this one is just so flat and uninspiring, lacking the slightest attempt to endure any change or alteration throughout, it's like a bleak DJ tool which can work two minutes tops in a live set. Aftrax's The Mask (Swept Q) is a really nice acid house builder, which slowly evolves as those tiny acid synths move around in the background, but then four minutes into the track things really start to move with glimpses of the amazing main acid synth looking to get into the track, which it eventually does around the five minute mark. Very wicked and effective on dance floors. Luke Slater and 3 Phase don't impress me, although Klong has some weird strings and acid synths fusing together over a broken beat, but I'm not feeling it that much. Steve Stoll's second output on this compilation and the classic AK47 by Space DJ'z are two massive, pumping techno stompers armed with heavy and hard percussion, with plenty breaks and avalanches of bass driven fury, namely AK47, which has that awesome shrieking noise during the entire track! Speedy J's remix of Patterns is a god sent piece of music. Starting on an ambient note, with sounds of a wind's howl, it suddenly hits you out of nowhere with one of the most insanely loud kick drums ever produced, and once that gorgeous lead melody from the original version of Patterns is introduced, there is no dobut whatsoever - this is divinity in it spurest form. So rough, so ferocious, yet so down to earth and crystal. Superb!
Overall, a fair 50% of this compilation is worth owining. There are delicious tunes here, so I'd recommend buying it, but make sure you're not about to waste a fortunes on it. It's not that hard to come by, plus some of the more known track were released on many other various artists releases and 12".