out now: Marcel Fengler – Sphinx EP [Index Marcel Fengler]November 18, 2011
Index Marcel Fengler
12″ & digital
Marcel Fengler launches his own label – IMF (Index Marcel Fengler) with a rich, experimental and varied 3 track EP.
Through his numerous releases for Ostgut Ton and Mote-Evolver, or remixes for artists like Skudge or Perc, Fengler has built his own distinct modern techno sound.
Introducing the EP , setting the tone and announcing its intentions, ‘Knavish‘ is a thick, textural and spacious piece of sound design that careers across the audio spectrum with stunning fluidity. Like a seductive opening chapter, it draws us in, yet leaves much for our burning curiosity to discover.
Moving on further off-centre, the churning ten minute adventure of ‘Hidden Empire‘ begins its rumbling ascent in the paranoid depths of Fengler’s more subversive electronic language. Fusing the attitude of punk with the metallic ring of industry, its lively synth play and heavy forward stomp make this a challenging and indeed rewarding find.
Featured on his new ‘Berghain 05‘ mix, ‘Sphinx‘ takes a straighter path into the kind of sensory techno that Marcel is well known for presenting on the Berghain floor. Funky, playfully aggressive, heavily defined and certainly cosmic, a concerto of outer-space tones, static and filtered waves join the racing percussion in tense unison.
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