The first album of fresh material in over two decades from the Austrian duo KRUDER & DORFMEISTER.
1995 is a gift, really, and like all the best gifts it’s a surprise, a substantial piece of 90’s chillout I thought I’d never get to hear. I rather think of it as trip hop’s equivalent of ambient techno’s most intriguing unreleased artifact from the same period, Luke Slater’s final 7th Plain album Playing With Fools (1996) which received only a handful of test promo pressings before the label crashed and burned. But while Slater remains adamant he’ll never release the tapes, Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister are clearly happy for their lost album to be found. How you react to it might depend on whether or not you lived these kinds of sounds back in the day and fell deeply for records like The K&D Sessions. But I’d like to think a 20-something with fresh ears will get it, too, and start digging deeper. Come on in, put up your feet and toke on this. - Ambient Music Guide