A crucial contributor to Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series, Markus Guentner has mastered the art of beatifically beatless tone poetry. Bliss is Guentner’s default setting and few producers induce it with more elegance than this German does. But with Lovely Society, Guentner follows a tuneful tech-house seam tailored for sophisticated dancers. Over 10 tracks, Guentner finesses you onto the dancefloor with a combination of seductive, low-impact tech-house beats and stolid, Speicher-lite rhythms that thoroughly mesmerize. Swaddled in his trademark garlands of sparkly and vaporous tones, Lovely Society proves that Guentner can service DJs as deftly as he does over-stressed listeners.