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Farben (German for 'colors') is a poetic moniker for a Berlin's Jan Jelinek, because he claims to be influenced. Yet, despite this being a collection of material from previous releases, Jelinek's sonic style is so distinct and consistent that Textstar feels like a singular work. Most of the tracks here have a house foundation, usually a sub-bass kick drum deep enough to blow the speakers in Luke Skyywalker's Jeep paired with a high-hat cast from a tiny scrape of static.

Album · 2003 · 9 Songs. Live At The Sahara Tahoe, 1973 (Textstar Version). 2. Love To Love You Baby (Textstar Version). 4. Beautone (Textstar Version). 5. So Much Love (Textstar Version). 6. Bayreuth (Textstar Version). 7. Ff (Textstar Version). 8. Silikon (Textstar Version). 9. Love Oh Love (Textstar Version).

Listen free to Farben – Textstar (Live at the Sahara Tahoe, 1973, Farben Says: Love To Love You Baby and more). First things first, Farben is an alias of Jan Jelinek. He tends to release microhouse, dub music under this moniker, and Textstar is basically a compilation CD of tracks from four 12" releases that he recorded in 1999 to 2002. Starbox is similar, it's just a vinyl set instead. Textstar is a strong showcase for the power of minimalism in contemporary techno.

Label: Klang Elektronik ‎– klang elektronik cd07. They are extremely laid back yet mostly midtempo, and make for unbelievably good listening both at home and on the dancefloor.

Is Textstar the best album by Farben? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Textstar by Farben (2002) Compilation Overall rank: 16,582nd. Accolades: Top albums of 2002 (375th). Top albums of the 2000s (4,124th). Best albums of all time (16,582nd).

Other albums by Farben. Those titles - Featuring the Dramatics, Raw Macro, Silikon, and Farben Says: Don't Fight Phrases - are anthologized for Textstar, which assembles nine of the 15 tracks from those releases into one of the most mindbending and most enjoyable documents of b issued to date. Jan Jelinek, the man behind Farben, has been highly regarded since the late '90s under his own name and as Gramm. He's a top-flight producer of dub-suffused electronic music that wipes away that oft-considered divide between music forms intended for home listening and the dancefloor.

Klang Elektronik EFA 564272.


Live At The Sahara Tahoe, 1973 7:12
Farben Says: Love To Love You Baby 6:12
Suntouch Edit 5:34
Beautone 7:17
Farben Says: So Much Love 6:15
Bayreuth 5:26
Ff 5:38
Silikon 6:46
Farben Says: Love Oh Love 6:54


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
klang elektronik cd07 Farben Textstar ‎(CD, Comp) Klang Elektronik klang elektronik cd07 Germany 2002
KLANG CD 07 Farben Textstar ‎(CD, Comp, Promo, Pla) Klang Elektronik KLANG CD 07 Germany 2002
farb08 Farben Textstar ‎(9xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Faitiche farb08 UK 2003

  • Mr.jeka
Jen Jelinek, whatever his alias (here: Farben), manages to create some of the most involving electronic music around. TEXTSTAR, a collection of 12"s on Klang Elektronik, is much more dancey than his other works, but this is more headphone music than speaker music. "Live at the Sahara House, 1973" already starts out warm, but the woodwinds halfway through cinch the deal. Bit of jazz emerge on "Farben Says: Love to Love You Baby." "Suntouch Edit" is every bit as bright as its title implies with an intriguingly off-kilter rhythmic structure, while "Beautone" is as pretty as it title implies, with a seemingly game show-inspired flute chorus in the middle. "Farben Says: So Much Love" tosses in some quiet female vocals, while "Bayreuth" is more abstract, almost akin to Jelinek's other works. And the final track, "Farben Says: Love Oh Love" builds on a looped guitar plucking and ends on a tinkling piano. Brilliant all the way through.
  • Minha
Jan Jelinek produces some of the most distinctive sounding electronic music that's out there. In a genre often criticized for its sameness and unoriginality, Jelinek is a breath of fresh air, whether he's releasing material under his own name, as Gramm, Farben, or other monikers. (Granted that criticism is most often made by those who don't know, but those who do know it has some validity.) Jelinek releases his most danceable tracks as Farben, and "Textstar" is a kind of 'hits' or singles collection, culled from his previously released 12"s on Klang. While I enjoy Jelinek's other productions, his releases as Farben are simply phenomenal and true favorites of mine. They are extremely laid back yet mostly midtempo, and make for unbelievably good listening both at home and on the dancefloor. I think the primary appeal of Farben tracks are their structure, which is fairly similar to the standard pop template - with enough quirky twists to assure you that this is not pop - this is actually very interesting music. Most of the basslines are 'Challenger Deep' and groovy as it gets. Percussion and high hat consists mainly of clicks, scrapes, and other signatures of micro- or clickhouse. Jelinek also integrates relatively short melodies into most tracks, such as sampled brass instruments or keyboard work. Best of all, it's all dubbed out. I can't even imagine how much time Jelinek spends tweaking, filtering & processing these tracks until the production is entirely seamless. A guaranteed head nodder from start to finish. I highly recommend picking up the Starbox 4x12" in addition to this. There's no such thing as too much Farben!
  • Shakanos
Very minimal, very sexy. But be shure before use money on it... I had expected alittle more storytelling, and not the much "empth" musical spaces. I was aiming for the Gramm record initially. Alittle flat and enerving disharmonic fade-in sounds and advanced anti-grooves. It is both a job and a revelation listening to. I have mixed feelings for this one, although the end-product quality is unquestionably high.