Lüftkastellet 2

Three tweeks ago I was sitting with a varied group of people at a euroGEL dinner in Copenhagen and we were discussing the ongoing architectural developments in the city, what makes the city feel alive for those who live there, and so on. As Copenhagen lies by the sea, the conversation inevitably turned to the docks, and how the abandoned buildings have been reclaimed and put to use by culturally active people. I’m not from Copenhagen, so I was listening with my other ear when I heard the woman across the table say something about the days of the Lüftkastellet club and then I clicked.
– “Does this club by any chance have something to do with the Lüftkastellet compilation albums?” I asked her. It turned out she had worked at the Lüftkastellet for a couple of years and yes, the albums come from that club.

Why this story you might ask. Because Lüftkastellet 2 has been my absolute favourite chillout album for the last two years, since waking up to it one sun lit winter morning in a big hut in Lapland…

Volumes one and three are also availble in the Lüftkastellet series, but personally I favor vol 2. Every track is top notch and it flows very well from beginning to end.

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  1. Emiliana Torrini - Softys.net

    […] Last weekend was the only Club Unity party of this summer and I had the DJ booth for myself for an hour during the warm afternoon. The last track I played was a remix of Sunny Road by Emiliana Torrini. I found it on a Lüftkastellet compilation (Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk) while wondering over my track selection for the day. Since then, I haven’t been able to get the song out of my mind. I had completely forgot about Torrini’s excellent low-key album Fisherman’s Woman, categorized as folk, I believe. What a perfect soundtrack for a sunny Sunday morning. […]