A great little collection that's everything it promises in the title – a survey of the current German underground, with a focus on the best bands who've been inspired by the styles of the past! Apart from Karl Hector & The Malcouns, all the other work here is new to our ears – and the set's not just a collection of other releases, but also features a fair bit of debut tracks that show up here for the first time ever – and some others that never had anything other than a brief
digital history online! Most of these artists really know how to take off from their inspirations – not just recreate music from the past, but use elements of modes like jazz funk or afro beat in great new settings – really opening up the German scene with the same sort of excitement we felt when we first encounter
ed Compost Records many years back. Titles include "Der Inder" by Karaba, "Magnolia Tree" by Salomea, "Space Station" by David Nesselhauf, "Dick Schaffrath" by CAR, "Acrasian Beat" by Sissi Rada, "The Little Giant" by Stimming x Lambert, "Orange Man" by Karl Hector & The Malcouns, "El Fuego" by Toresch, "Night In Bacalar" by Keope, and "Balanphontanz In Drei Schuben" by Nicklas Wandt.