Weltensprung b Kaiserwetter is the latest project by Marcus Populi, who resides in Berlin. For this project, a number of releases containing tributes to different places in the world, he worked with several other people from the Quartier23 organisation. Quartier23 basically is a gathering of dark ambient artists, including many projects from the Sombre Soniks label. So you know what to expect: high quality dark ambient music.
This release contains one track, the long and atmospherical 'Prag'. This piece lasts over twenty minutes and incorporates all the classic elements for a decent dark ambient track. Drones, soundscapes and often haunted voices fill the room. The overall feel is perfectly dark and gloomy, exactly as we like it. There's never a dull moment, everything constantly alters and changes while keeping the same basic emotion.
As a tribute to a city, this might look a bit too dark and macabre for some people. So let's see this release as an ode to the obscure side of Prague, unknown to most tourists and city dwellers. This music represents it very well: ever changing while preserving a certain mystical atmosphere and charm, that's exactly what Prague has been doing over the past 1100 years...