Farben

Starbox

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Released in tandem with the Textstar CD compilation in 2002, Starbox simply offers four of Farben's 12" releases for Klang Elektronik in one handy package, combining Featuring the Dramatics, Raw Macro, Silikon, and Farben Says: Don't Fight Phrases. Though Starbox obviously holds a significant edge content-wise over its selective CD counterpart, Klang only pressed 500 copies of this vinyl package. All told, this offers six more tracks. (For some bizarre reason, both Textstar and Starbox ignore the first pair of Farben releases for the same label. The only aspect that seems to separate the first two from the four that followed is the artwork.) Regardless of your format preference, you'll be getting some of the finest micro-dub/micro-house in circulation. (It might be worth mentioning that this particular Starbox has nothing to do with the semi-popular midline series of compilations from the mid-'90s).

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