Kruder & Dorfmeister Session Import
By the late 1990s Vienna production duo Richard Dorfmeister and Peter Kruder had firmly established themselves as remixers par excellence, selecting key elements of other people's compositions and rebuilding them in their unique framework, which saw a collusion of Latin, dub and bossa. This outing on K7 collates their finest works in a double CD set, and though compiled in the spirit of DJ Kicks retains much of each track with the mixing itself barely noticeable as the material segues gently from outtro to intro. All of their best work is here, from the opening strains of Kruder's take on Roni Size's "Heroes" right through to the closing washes of "Million Town," highlights taking the form of a breathtaking, space aged dub of Depeche Mode's "Useless" and "Trans Fatty Acid" from Lamb, which weaves Louise Rhodes' angelic vocal into a sprawling, live groove. Fascinating late-night listening. --Kingsley Marshall
The K&D Sessions is the only album -- the only! -- I have ever unconditionally recommended to every single person that enjoys music. It doesn't matter if you prefer rock, jazz, 'classical', punk, hip-hop, whatever... this is THE indispensible album for every collection. This is not hype, this is the honest perception of someone that has introduced dozens of people to K&D and heard nothing but praise. If you want the details, read below; there's a good reason that 60+ people have taken time out to review an uttlerly non-mainstream recording.
Enjoy in excess, you will not regret it.