Mainstays of Berlin’s gay scene, Discodromo run their club night and record label Cocktail d’Amore with a music policy touching on both the vivid and playful. This is particularly prevalent in the label’s curation: over seven years we have seen the release of original productions from Luv Jam, Lord Of The Isles, Naduve and Powder and edits by the likes of Jonny Rock. The latest, however, represents a journey into uncharted territory with their first attempt at a reissue.
Excavating an album by multidisciplinary artist Iury Lech, Musica Para El Fin De Los Cantos is a truly stunning example of ambient composition. Interwoven with elements of Balearic and modern classical, the Ukraine-born, Madrid-based artist’s sprawling opus bears similarities with Odiesa, the Suso Sáiz album recently reissued by Music From Memory – it comes as little surprise that the pair collaborated for the opening concert of the first Sonar festival back in ’94. “Wrongly described as New Age music” upon its original release, the album that first appeared on Hyades Arts in 1990 has been highlighted as one of the best reissues of the year so far, and we have to agree. Copies are flying though, so grab yours while you can!
Musica Para El Fin De Los Cantos is out now on Cocktail d’Amore – buy the vinyl here.