Farbwechsel's first vinyl release has arrived, and it's a real international effort. The renowned Hungarian label's record features five artists from four countries on four tracks. Gazing through the Venetian blinds, it's the label's promising talent, Route 8 kicking it off with a vibing, 90s inspired house cut. Next up, Lumigraph and Patricia reset with a slow-churning, acid-flavoured techno. It's the sort of track you would expect to be played on an endless loop in all coal mines 500m below ground level. On the back side, Farbwechsel's founding father, S Olbricht gets in motion with the weirdly melodic, claustrophobic Flanhat reminding of Actress at his best. To close it off, it's another label head, Basic House of Opal Tapes fame testing your stamina with the EP's most direct, uptempo track. Certainly coherent but extremely diverse, Farbwechsel's first venture into the world of black plastic discs promises a bright future.
released May 19, 2015
Artwork – Daniel Jani
Mastered By – Erik Bánhalmi (A1, A2, B1), Stephen Bishop (B2)
If you're looking for a friendly way into the Opal Tapes catalogue I'm afraid there isn't one. However, this is a great (and very decently priced) introduction to the distinct sound this label has made its own with some fantastic slices of techno. Boma Ye
Perfume Advert are going from strength to strength and +200 Gamma is another disheveled but sublime agglomeration of druggy textures and smudged beats to get thoroughly lost in. House that's been dragged through a hedge backwards. Nic Brown
As expected from somebody that appeared in the Ghostly Swim series, Patricia brings lax lo-fi house with mild spookiness. Between foggy courtyarder "Mercury In Retrograde", funky minimal "Just Visiting (with Cloudface)", and basement breakdown "Bed Of Nails", the experience is like witnessing an awkward spirit who can only get down with a paper bag over its head in an old manor with cut rugs and peeling wallpaper while strobe lights are going off... Yeah, it's quite an addicting trip. Moonholders