Track 1: Weltenwandler – Nightfall (6:06 min) Track 2: Weltenwandler – The Storm (6:41 min) Track 3: Weltenwandler – Butterfly Defect (7:18 min) Track 4: Weltenwandler – Shinto (6:46 min) Track 5: Weltenwandler – Citadel of Light (6:41 min) Track 6: Weltenwandler – Quantum Leap (5:22 min) Track 7: Weltenwandler – Limbo (7:04 min) Track 8: Weltenwandler – The Black Forest (6:42 min) Track 9: Weltenwandler – Departure (6:30 min) Track 10: Weltenwandler – A Place Without Time (4:50 min)
Falk Morawitz AKA Weltenwandler is a producer on the rise. His last offering, 2012s Gegen die Zeit, offered listeners an intriguing snapshot into his precocious talents, while his debut LP, Departure, is another indication of a man with a penchant for scrupulously crafted, dexterous tones. Released on the Swiss based Electrophil imprint, its a production that encompasses multiple temperaments, with everything from ominous strands to bittersweet moments to melancholy hues all apparent.
The journey starts with Nightfall, whereby the protagonists mood-setting capabilities are as prominent as ever. A true slice of atmospheric house music, it sets the albums stall out with sure fire aplomb, unfurling as it does amongst a backdrop of menace and suspense. Such characteristics are prominent elsewhere too, with bassline-led anthems such as Butterfly Defect, Quantum Leap and Limbo all accentuating Mr.Morawitzs dancefloor credentials. Hyped, frantic and elegantly produced, all three boast the hallmarks of the archetypal peak-time gem. Meanwhile, both the title track and Citadel of Light hark toward decidedly drearier roads, with an abundance of eerie sounds among their foremost features. Weltenwandlers skill for delicately striking the right balance between the dance floor and the home listener is similarly clear – and nowhere more so than on the Trentemoller-esque strands of The Black Forest, the industrial emptiness of The Storm and the succulent, pitched-back, celestial strands of A Place Without Time. Cerebral and thought provoking, the latter neatly encapsulates all thats great about this multifaceted producer. And on this run of form, Weltenwandler isnt departing for anywhere yet.
Media Biz Rating : 4.5/5 Favourite Track: Citadel of Light Support : Yes Comment: wonderful plethora of sounds, here's plenty to discover
Ally (Data Transmission) Rating : 4/5 Favourite Track: A Place Without Time Support: Yes Comment: Big fan of A Place Without Time
Carl Adams (PLUGiNZINE.com) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Departure Comment: great
Matteo (Differentgrooves.com) Rating : 4/5 Favourite Track: Shinto Support : Yes Comment: the songs sound interesting, will feature the album in the next weeks - support by differentgrooves.com
Harry (Noice Radio) Rating : 4.5 / 5 Favourite Track: Shinto Support : Yes Comment: This is a wonderful album effort... was really impressed with Shinto and Butterfly Defect.... solid music throughout.
Robert Grand (additan radio) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Nightfall Comment: Great release! Thank you
Datamatrix (techno.cz) Rating: 4/5 Favourite Track: The Black Forest Comment: some tracks are interesting, thanx
Paula Humphreys (Pumped Audio) Rating : 4/5 Favourite Track: Nightfall Support : Yes Comment: Thanks! Downloading for pumpedaudio.com
Jan Urban (Clubflavour) Rating: 4/5 Favourite Track: Shinto Comment: High quality! Will play several tracks. THX
Craig (SpecialHouseinAssocation.com) Rating : 3.5/5 Favourite Track: Nightfall (Original Mix) Support : Yes Comment: Need to give it a proper listen but sounds like there is some cool beats here. Will get a news post out and see if anyone can tackle the review
Ryan Keeling (Resident Advisor) Rating: 3/5 Favourite Track: Nightfall Comment: Thanks. Downloading for RA.
Marcel Sareyka (Partysan Nord / Feierei.de) Rating: 3/5 Favourite Track: Departure Comment: Nice fluffy tracks, will try out.
Koma (Jacbri Radio Show/Proton Radio) Comment: few very nice gems here, certainly producer to watch out for
SimonG - DeepSouthAudio (VolcanoRadio / www.deepsouthaudio.net) Rating: 3/5 Favourite Track: The Black Forest Comment: Ecclectic collection of tech infused sounds .. some deep some bleep some damn good thanks for the promo
Mikey Breaky (Flirt 101.3 FM) Comment: Some nice dark gems in here like Nightfall, Citadel Of Light, and The Black Forest, strong release, thanks
Niki Belucci (Radio FG) Comment: great
Riyaz Khan (Diversions Radio Toronto) Comment: like Citadel of Love + Quantum Leap a lot!
Timmy Byrne (Station Manager - Kiss FM) Comment: yes
ibrilistics (R.FM) Comment: Will play!
mrspring (mrspring.net 2fm.ie) Comment: hand me that butterfly...
Plastic Lounge (Radio FDS) Comment: FAT RELEASE!
The Bass-Room Radio Show Comment: hoppa
Essential deLuxe Radioshow Comment: Great LP
Digital FM Comment: Nice LP! Thx DFM
Anton Banks (The Vault Radio Show / www.antonbanks.com) Comment: will try. thanks
Leri Ahel (Mutant disco radio show) Comment: Great release. Thanks.
Dj NoName (Turntables24.com) Comment: Download for Turntables24.com - Radio,Stuttgart
Radio Studio One Comment: Tks for Radio Studio One
Greg Fenton (Magazine 60) Rating : 3 / 5 Favourite Track: The Storm Comment: thanks but not really my sound/ style
Philip L (De:Bug, BayrischerRundfunk) Rating : 2.5/5 Favourite Track: Nightfall Comment: Not my style.
Mag - Tsugi (Tsugi magazine) Rating: 2/5 Comment: not so so for me