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.
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.
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