The debut release from the newly formed Gypsy Family, a trio of techno vagrants who drift throughout Germany, Switzerland, France and beyond.
- Known individually for their prior work on a variety of other labels like Trapez, Soma, Cadenza, Sender, Platzhirsch, Num, Alphahouse and ToysForBoys.
- Two tracks of moody elegance resulting from friendship and studio collaboration.
“Strangers in All Lands” marks the first appearance from the pan-European Gypsy Family, who know each other as Phil, Olivier, and Marie. Although not all based in the same location, they inevitably crossed paths because of their constant touring and their mutual friends. With no premeditated agenda, they decided to have fun in the studio, and the results were too good not to share. “Strangers in All Lands” begins with a stomping bass that establishes an upbeat tone, but soon the sweeping minor chords take control like a dark gray cloud in the summer sky. The track’s intensity builds up like a rainstorm, but you’re too busy dancing to realize that you’re become drenched.
“Esmeralda” has a more buoyant feel, with plenty of skittery elements that will add bounce to any dancefloor. While these three buddies may consider themselves strangers in all lands, our crystal ball (which is responsible for all of Contexterrior’s A&R work, by the way) says that these tracks are destined to become familiar around the world! Enjoy.