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. AJ.
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you know huerco transcends all time and space when that last tune could easily be attributed either to legends like vangelis and manuel gottsching or to distant-future extraterrestrials. whenever i get it stuck on repeat in my head, i'd swear it's always been there, from before i was even born. now on repeat til i die. Matt Nichols