Skee Mask - Compro
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 270 ratings
2018 Ratings: #79
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May 15, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ilian Tape / Label
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With Compro, his second album as Skee Mask, Müller pulls back slightly from the '90s breakbeat sound he's known for. This time he dips into ambient music, IDM and jungle with an atmospheric lean, creating some of the most powerful yet restrained cuts in his catalogue.


This record’s emotional valence—between collapse and grace, unity and emptiness—will resonate with anyone who's ever caught an unexpected sunrise in a concrete room. Yet his depth and clarity of vision resists formula. Making music “to get lost in” is overrated—Compro takes you somewhere new.


Compro represents a refinement of recent Skee Mask material. IDM proclivities and anthemic sub-bass permeate much of the album, where every moment of endearment is matched equally by percussive excellence and sonic intrepidity.

Yeah so this thing totally knocked me flat and I think it's one of 2018's best electronic albums easily, but fucking hell man I implore you to listen to track 3 with the best system you can get your hands on, just get as immersed in it as possible bc the way the beat comes in at the start will have you feeling like you've ascended into a 8th dimensional being of pure light energy, shit's pretty lit.
Yeah, this one caught me completely off guard. I wouldn’t call myself someone that’s overly invested or knowledgable about electronic music but from a purely subjective standpoint, this is amazing: this is one of those albums whose artwork completely captures the feel of the music contained within.

It’s standoffish, it’s eerie, it’s icy cold, it’s expansive and just all so overwhelming at points. The best electronic release of the year so far - whatever you ... read more
Edit: I still listen to this thing so much. Solid 8 for sure.

Moving my score up on this from a 6 to a 7.5. I am enjoying this way more. There are some boring cuts here in the middle of the record but overall this is a really captivating and enjoyable project. The moods and atmospheres that this album delivers are really spectacular and immersive.
2018 AOTY #45

This is one of those albums in which there is perfect synergy between the cover art and the music itself; it truly is the sonic equivalent of walking through the arctic in whiteout conditions, with all of the beauty and the peril that entails. Compro exhibits some of the coldest, most wintery electronic music since Deepchord Presents Echospace released The Coldest Season 11 years ago. Skee Mask is a master of sound design too, as even the quietest, most ambient moments of Compro ... read more
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Track List

  1. Cerroverb
  2. Session Add
  3. Rev8617
  4. 50 Euro to Break Boost
  5. Via Sub Mids
  6. Soundboy Ext.
  7. Dial 274
  8. Vli
  9. Flyby Vfr
  10. Muk FM
  11. Kozmic Flush
  12. Calimance (Delay Mix)
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Added on: May 16, 2018