2x12" LP Selaed Gatefold Sleeve - 6 Track EP Of Minimal Techno / Tech & House
For Danish producer Rune Reilly Kölsch, it's never too early to go big. 1977's opening salvo, "Goldfisch," is a stadium-ready anthem which brooks no argument. How do you follow that? By keeping it massive. The tone may vary, but 1977 is never less than huge.
The press sheet talks about 1977 potentially appealing to "the mainstream EDM elite" (whoever that might be). Given how brash it is—not to mention Kölsch's previous chart success as Rune RK and Enur—the album could be highly divisive. Kompakt fans who have enjoyed the label's quirky way of flirting with pop may view it as too much—a cynical bid for mainstream success. But is it? Dance music can be big, dumb and brilliant. Kompakt has never shied away from that, and Kölsch's hit-rate here is a respectable 50:50. Shuttling between noisy Ed Banger electro and crystalline trance, "Opa," "Zig" and "Basshund" are basic festival DJ tools. There's also a rather dreary, button-pus