Kompakt continues the electronic dub tradition set by labels like Basic Channel and its successor Chain Reaction, on the new album "Victimizer" from Danish musician Mikkel Meldgaard, aka M
Ever since Basic Channel's groundbreaking dub-infused techno releases in the early to mid '90s, Europe has proved a fertile ground for the sound, and this time it's the Cologne imprint's turn to follow in the footsteps of others like ~scape and Echochord.
Having already established his credentials with a series of 12"s for the Danish Echocord label and three previous releases on Kompakt, on his first full-length album “Victimizer”, Meldgaard raises his dub from the bottom of the ocean and brings it a step closer to the dancefloor. Think dub that has been reconfigured to fit with the Kompakt aesthetic.
The title of the album hints at the idea of someone who regards themselves always, as the victim. However, rather than a listening experience in which to wallow in self-pity, Meldgaard hopes the album will serve as "an alternative tranquilizer against such mistreatment of the soul".
Mikkel Metal's "Victimizer" is out now in record stores on CD and vinyl and can be purchased as a digital download from the Kompakt MP3 store.