The creation of the song Winterherz (Winter Heart) over the course of several years had never been intended as more than a pastime activity for F. Karnstein. But when he uploaded the track to the internet in January 2010, it received a lot of positive feedback and Karnstein's creative focus shifted toward the sort of music he is most fond of as a listener. He officially formed the one-man project Diurnal Masque, then began working under the name Farblos (the German word for colorless). Mr. Karnstein writes music that is a mixture of Dark Coldwave and Goth Synthpop, perhaps best described as new wave revival. It incorporates a wide range of inspirations and influences, from Joy Division via Psyche to Einsturzende Neubauten. With his heavy use of synthesizers and bass guitar, his music is rather easily identifiable as a product of his love for '80s and early-'90s new wave and Goth music. Through 2011 and 2012, he attracted increasing media attention from online radio stations and press. Three of Karnstein's demo recordings were aired by Mick Mercer on his show, two of them included on At Sea Compilations' digital compilations, and a third on one of Gothic Magazine's Gothic Compilation CDs. Finally, on December 2nd, 2012, Farblos published a digital EP containing five demos that he'd produced, recorded, and mixed himself. In the summer of 2013, the recording for his yet-unnamed debut album began. Never Too Late was the first track to be professionally recorded, and it was featured on the digital-only Stairways: Twist the Past compilation. This is the first physical release of Farblos's 2012 digital EP plus the previously unheard demo version of Never Too Late. Remastered for vinyl by Nicolas Zuniga. Plays at 45 RPM. Housed in heavy matte-finish sleeve with insert. Edition of 200.
A1. Never Too Late (5:32)
A2. Du FÄLLST (3:23)
A3. Diurnal Masque (4:41)
B1. Winterherz (... Und Der Regen FÄLLT) (4:51)
B2. Auf Der Schwelle (4:53)
B3. Reisen (5:00)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.