The Ambient and Chillout Sounds of Anjunadeep’s “Reflections Vol. 1” Doesn’t Disappoint

Anjunadeep, the label that introduced Lane 8, Dusky, Yotto, Cubicolor, Ben Böhmer and Eli & Fur to the world, releases the first installment in a new compilation series dubbed Reflections.

Marking the label’s 500th release, Reflections Vol. 1 is a collection of downtempo and ambient electronica from label stars like Yotto and Lane 8, breakout talents Qrion and Nox Vahn, and new faces PBSR, Kitput, and Vár Sofandi.  

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Label boss James Grant explains: “Electronica and chill-out were what first got me into electronic music and so it’s a very natural evolution for Anjunadeep to be expanding further in that direction via this new series.” 

Reflections Vol. 1  features It’s All Over, from Sapporo-born, San Francisco-based producer Qrion, a piano-led piece from Yotto (Maggio), the long-awaited full release of two Anjunadeep rarities (Lane 8’s Apes & Children and Croquet Club’s Slow Mo) and label debuts from Germany’s Kitput, London’s PBSR and Finland’s Vár Sofandi. 

The entire compilation plays out well, and overall, this is a solid effort. Nox Vahn’s Dreams of Love is a masterful opening, and fans of these genres and their artists should be pleased.

Reflections Vol. 1 is available now on 12” vinyl or as a digital download.  

Tracklist:

Nox Vahn – Dream Of Love (Anjunadeep 11 Mix)

Yotto – Maggio 

Lane 8 – Apes & Children

boerd & Rondo Mo – Ready

Qrion – It’s All Over

Hiatus – Distancer (vinyl exclusive)

Kitput – Streichholz

Croquet Club – Slow Mo

PBSR – Island

Vár Sofandi – Move Dust Through The Light 

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