"From Leon Vynehall" says Gerd Janson, "and his profound research of the BAB 5 to Joy Orbison's A213, all of the tracks have a certain compatibility in common or just sound great, while having a drive. Breaking by AKSK for instance made the stop-and-go traffic in the blazing heat of Los Angeles so much more bearable (the vintage Volvo helped as well)"
Yep, Janson's back like the techno Clarkson. Musik for Autobahns 2 returns to the theme of the previous compilation in the series- Janson selects the cream of the house and techno scene, and they make exclusive tracks in homage to both motorways and the spirit of Kraftwerk.
"So, what awaits you on the second edition of a compilation that claims in a winking to present “ambient race car music”?" the DJ asks in the press release.
"Exactly what it says on the tin. A fresh and exclusive collection of music that hopefully sounds as great in a car as it will in the comfort zone of your own living-room or during dusk and dawn in your favorite club environment (see Bicep and Fort Romeau for further reference). But first and foremost it is truly inspired by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg. Going to and fro from one club to the other, was the way to spend countless hours of adolescence in excitement instead of tedious purposelessness. But I will not bother you with droll stories of my youth."
And, fair play to Janson, the tracklist is pretty heavyweight:
1 Leon Vynehall - Midnight on Rainbow Road
2 Joy Orbison - A213
3 Fort Romeau - Seleno
4 Shan - Awakening
5 AKSK - Breaking
6 Conga Radio - 168 North
7 Orson Wells - Orbiting Jupiters
8 Orlando Voorn - Turn Left Here
9 Disco Nihilist - Melancholy
10 Lauer - Autofahrn
11 Bicep - Carmine
The album is available on vinyl, CD and download later this September - preorder over here