farben: textstar+

farben: textstar+
Author: Jan Jelinek
Publisher: Faitiche
Language: -
Pages: -
Size: 31.5 x 31.5 cm
Weight: 530 g
Binding: -
Price: €32.00
Product Description

On textstar+ Jan Jelinek brings together the material from the CMYK series, four EPs he released between 1999 and 2002 under the pseudonym farben (the German word for both colours and paints), on a vinyl double LP for the first time. The selection of tracks has been remastered from the original tapes, joined by two additional pieces that appeared on compilations during the same period.

A Polaroid. Still life with tangled leads and consumer electronics, late twentieth century. Black and various shades of dirty white are the dominant non-colours. The image’s spatial depth remains diffuse, the links between its elements speculative. A note stuck to the wall (a legend, perhaps, or an all-explaining blueprint in text form?) is impossible to decipher. You can’t see what connects the picture’s signs. You have to hear it.

All tracks written and produced by Jan Jelinek, 1998 - 2002
Remastering by Rashad Becker, 2021
Redesign by Tim Tetzner, 2021 (original textstar artwork by Männer Ohne Nerven / mon)
Photo by Jan Jelinek, Studio Berlin 1998