The Rebirth Of Wonky
Mastering: Helmut Erler at _Dubplates & Mastering
Artwork: Luis Toledo / Laprisamata
So, here it is again. Cristian Vogel’s usual mind-blowing brand of high end, highly sophisticated and nuanced self-production. His songwriting and technical abilities build on over 25 years playing out and inventing sounds. When a producer like him gets to a position of defining their own sounds and styles, then it’s going to be hit after hit. Thats what ‘Rebirth Of Wonky’ represents. An exemplary power to re- define ourselves through music, through creative pursuits, through love, through imagination and through the politics of musical progress.
Cristian Vogel’s 25th album started off as a blueprint for a new style. Research and recording began in March 2020 and was completed in October. Musical styles used to emerge from complex synergies unfolding within people and spaces as a certain music embraces them and shapes them. What happens to an audience, and what happens in the studio are linked through style and identity. This album, like so many in 2020, has been crafted through solitude, anxiety and hope. Audiences are distant, yet still yearn for music in their lives. On the other hand, many creators are virtually erupting as a need to be heard. It remains to see what danc- ing synergies and styles will bloom in 2021 and beyond. We are sure that the ‘Rebirth of Wonky’ will be one of the defining post-clubbing albums of the year.