KOMPAKT will release a new installment of the highly anticipated & longest series on the label after Total. Pop Ambient 2017 will see the light of day on November 25. It will contain some nice material from genre veterans and a great bunch of new comers. Pop Ambient curator and co-label owner Wolfgang Voigt makes an appearance as remixer, turning the track HAL from electronic-rock-gospel duo SOULSAVERS’ 2015 album ‘Kubrick’ into a voluptuous and immersive sound journey. It’s the cherry on top of a particularly fluffy cake that will prove irresistible to any connoisseur of ambient music.
For the 2017 release, the imprint welcomes Tokyo-based Pop Ambient novice Yui Onodera with his tracks ‘CROMO1’ and ‘CROMO2’, which both serve as opener: a trained musician and architectural acoustic designer by trade, Onodera embeds diverse influences from traditional sound design, film scores, contemporary composition and electro-acoustic experimentation in his work, resulting in intricate drone sculptures and sound skylines.
Any new plans for the coming months and next year?
I have been continuously collaborating with Pjusk and our EP will come out within the year. Also, I have been cooperating on a documentary film about John Cage, which is directed by Markus Heidingsfelder. I am not only composing the soundtrack but try to help in many ways. This project and especially the theme are intriguing. I like his documentary film called A Kind of Architect, in which he focused on Rem Koolhaas. The film gave me so much inspiration.
Thanks, Yui! Please find the full interview, in which he talks about the Japanese and European music scenes, the relationship between music and architecture, his influences etc. here: http://www.tanzgemeinschaft.com/interview-yui-onodera-4006