Various The Fabrique Album: 5 Times Summer Autumn Winter Spring

Various The Fabrique Album: 5 Times Summer Autumn Winter Spring

Opening with the glitch-soaked distant keyboard tinkles and mournful strings of Kava’s "I Fell Well,” a track that after two minutes springs into frenetic, jazz-soaked broken beat, The Fabrique Album unfolds as a surprisingly eclectic compilation released to commemorate Fabrique Record’s fifth anniversary. Stepping away from the "best of” route and instead showcasing their back catalogue, the label offers listeners a chance to enjoy its wide scope and sophisticated electronica tastes — they are responsible for releases from artists such as Kava, Paloma, Konsorten, Ray Cokes and TNT Jackson. Their unfettered embrace of diverse styles works successfully here for a smarter kind of compilation and the tracks unapologetically move from soulful and moody nu-jazz to vocal enriched tech house, mellowing break beat and electro-infused dance tracks. (Fabrique)