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Fah - Fahzers Set To Earth album

Fah - Fahzers Set To Earth album

  • Performer: Fah
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Title: Fahzers Set To Earth
  • Released: 21 Jan 2013
  • Style: Techno, Electro
  • Label: Central Processing Unit
  • Catalog: 00000001
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 2353 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1034 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 397

Tracklist

1Green Gold4:06
2Not Enough Fahzers4:17
3Fahzers Set To Earth5:24
4Uninterpreted2:42
5Casting The Rod4:14
6Frigorism2:24
7Magnetic Freedom3:41
8The Thoughts Loop4:09
9Cautionism4:32
10Seasonal Zing5:11
11Glowism5:04
12Preflakes4:31

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
00000001Fah Fahzers Set To Earth ‎(12xFile, WAV, Album)Central Processing Unit00000001UK2013

Credits

  • DesignHumanstudio
  • Mastered ByDean Honer

Comments

Datrim Datrim
Criminally underknown/appreciated CPU Records album. Melodic electro / techno / IDM / acid / braindance bliss.
Lucam Lucam
The second release on the Central Processing Unit imprint by Fah is without doubt a quality album, let’s cut to the chase here. It is a progression from the first release by Cygnus and very much feels like the complete package. As electronic albums go, the majority seem to lack a common thread, there are similar sounds and smells but for many the focus seems on trying to be the jack of as many trades as possible, with the final result being that they rarely master one.

Fah AKA Robin De Bekker has instead focused on one thing and done it well, which is to make pure, and I hasten to use the word here, but ‘classic’ techno.

With 12 tracks on the mp3 and 4 on the 12 inch release, I would go as far as saying my only major criticism of this release is that my favourite tracks are not on my format of choice, the vinyl.

Kicking off nicely with Preflakes and not unlike CPU Recordings debut release sounding like the excellent Dopplereffekt, the track proceeds before warm Teutonic sounds of the 70s wash over you. This is the best kind of sci-fi music and is up there with anything Detroit or Düsseldorf have created in this Millennium or the last. Even though the opener makes obvious nods to the techno fraternities it also reminds me of the classic house jam by Fallout – The Morning After, a genuine house shuffler from back in the halcyon warehouse rave days. Magnetic Freedom skitters and judders and shows off the complex sequencing abilities of De Bekker. Frigorism feels more like an interlude, at just over two minutes the track broods and builds very much like the early works of Sven Vath before skulking off into the astral night. Casting the Rod picks up the earlier thread as pure techno is intertwined with classic electronica for one of the album’s more manic moments. The tempo is taken back down again for Cautionism another track which highlights the importance of a good baseline for Fah. The title track Fahzers Set to Earth – without question, a fantastic album title – once again picks up the pace. Fahzers Set to Earth is a beautiful piece of electronic music, full of fluid sounds and a baseline that takes me back to the electronic sounds coming from Sheffield and Germany in the early 80s. There are elements of DAF, BEF and Cabaret Voltaire to name but a few; all subconsciously tucked under the surface.

Green Gold has all the hallmarks of Jeff Mills X projects, especially the Atlantis release, subversive, deep and brooding. Once again the pace is pepped up via the menacing sounds of Glowism where the groove squelches and chords feel as if you are off-worlding on brown acid. Much of the music sounds like the excellent Dan Curtin and this is prime material, living, breathing, organic techno.

One of my favourite tracks from the whole album comes up next, beautiful, shimmering and deep; Uninterpreted is classic deep techno. Again it goes back to my earlier criticism that I would have loved this to have been on the 12 inch and for it to have been twice as long – but beggars can’t be choosers. Don’t get me wrong the 12 inch which features Not Enough Fahzers, Casting the Rod, Glowism and Magnetic Freedom are great tracks, I just would have liked this track on vinyl. In fact any 4 of the 12 tracks in any order would have made a fine 12 inch ep, the reason being that the album feels as if it is a concept piece. That it takes you on a journey and that each track feels as important as the last, yet by removing any one of them from the final product would not devalue the final work. The Thoughts Loop gets straight to the point and is just class, pure and simple. With tenuous nods to Italio Disco and classic 80s electro, the track is probably the most dance floor friendly of the whole bunch. Imagine Black Devil Disco Club spending a night out at the Tresor Club, yeah you get the picture. Not Enough Fahzers is relentless, unforgiving at times and despite warm undertones doesn’t stray too far from the pure techno path. Whilst the album closes in similar vein with the wonderfully titled Seasonal Zing, a rich, epic techno finale that harks back to sounds from the likes of Peacefrog’s zenith in the mid 90s.

The album is a genuine quality piece of work, rich, warm and built to last. It pays strong dues to techno and electronica of days gone by. Nevertheless this is by no means a dated release; it is very fresh, funky and pushes the right buttons. You would be very hard-pushed to find a recent electronic release that contains the richness of sound that transverses everything from Tangerine Dream to Jeff Mills and does with such aplomb. With two releases in the bag, CPU Recordings already has a good pedigree in well-crafted techno music. I suggest you investigate without caution.