Max Loderbauer - Donnerwetter - Non Standard Productions
Is Max Loderbauer the most prolific serial collaborator in electronic music? His CV is certainly enough to make anyone envious. Alongside Tom Thiel he gave us the IDM of Sun Electric, Chica And The Folder was co-founded by him and Paula Schopf, Mortiz Von Oswald set up his Trio with this guy (still the longest serving member), with credits also including Heisenberg (with Vladislav Delay), and joints on ECM Records and Honest Jon's Shangaan Electro series with Ricardo Villalobos. In contrast, 'Donnerwetter' marks his second outing on Non Standard Productions (which owes its name to Loderbauer's project with Freund, NSI, or Non Standard Institute), making it very much a individualistic effort in terms of both label and production process. Taking a lead from avant-garde German synth and electronica, it's a masterclass in the subtle joys of ambient.