Jörg Burger / The Modernist
Kompakt - Cologne
Under a multitude of monikers including Burger Industries, Triola, The Bionaut and The Modernist, Jörg Burger has established himself as one of the figureheads of Cologne's influential electronic music scene. In his work Burger has always cited a love for the classic indie pop of 80s UK illuminati such as Aztec Camera, Orange Juice, Scritti Politti and the Smiths alongside his more expected techno-love.
Triola is Jörg Burger's outfit for highly aesthetic, lush ambient music. One could say it replaced his old project The Bionaut that was active on vintage labels like Harvest, Eat Raw or Blue. Triola is a steady guest on KOMPAKT's Pop Ambient comps and we can only recommend to check out his timeless full length release "Triola im Fünftonraum".
In 2019 Kompakt introduced the new compilation series "Velvet Desert Music Vol. 1" curated by Jörg Burger, the second edition "Velvet Desert Vol. 2" was released in 2020.
It combines elements of rock, folk, country, surf, Krautrock and psychedelic in contemporary electronic music and features unreleased music and mixes from Matias Aguayo/Terrapin, Golden Bug and the Liminanas, Fantastic Twins, Paulor, Rebolledo, Sascha Funke & Cosmo Vitelli, Superpitcher, The Modernist and more.