The Soft Reaction EP
Index Marcel Fengler
31st March 2014
12″ & digital
The Soft Planet
The VS Theme
Index Marcel Fengler continues with its second installment, introducing an expertly produced EP from respected long-running artist Echoplex.
Since 2000 Echoplex, the Polish born Peter Sliwinski, has released truly pioneering, atmospheric and soulful techno, appearing on his own Soleil label, or Synewave amongst many others.
This triumphant return to the limelight comes in the form of three stand out tracks. Aside cut ‘The Soft Planet’ gyrates to a slamming hi-tech broken beat, a purist and well controlled atmosphere-track, full of details and refined advanced sounds.
‘The VS Theme’ moves into driving 4/4 mode, while maintaing Echoplex’s rich sound palette, warm Detroit-vibes keys and full-spectrum high-end production. The B-side is then completed with the more submerged tones of ‘The Reaction’; taking a hypnotic, side-angle snapshot of the deeper, more abstract places inside his classic producer’s headspace. Each track is rich in colour and detail, well balanced and elegantly sequenced. Simply essential, timeless techno from one of the underground’s finest.
Echoplex @ Berghain Club, Berlin, Germany June 30th, 2013
IMF01 by Marcel Fengler himself