The creation of the song ‘Winterherz’ (‘winter heart’) over a course of several years had never been intended as more than a pastime activity for F. Karnstein. But as the upload of the track to the internet in January 2010 was met with a lot of positive feedback, Karnstein’s creative focus shifted towards the sort of music he is most fond of as a listener, resulting in the official formation of the one-man project that was eventually to be named ‘Diurnal Masque’ for a few months’ time and more definitely, ‘Farblos’ (the German word for ‘colourless’).
Mr. Karnstein writes music that is a mixture of Dark / Cold Wave, and Synth / Goth Pop, perhaps best described as New Wave Revival, incorporating a wide range of inspirations and influences from Joy Division via Psyche to Einstürzende Neubauten. With his heavy use of synthesizers and bass guitar his music is rather easily identifiable as a product of his love for 80’s and early 90’s new wave and goth music.
Through 2011 and 2012 first media attention arose on web radio stations and press. Three of Karnstein’s demo recordings were aired by Mick Mercer at his show, two of them included on digital compilations by ‘At Sea Compilations’ and a third on one of the ‘Gothic’ magazine CDs.
On December 2nd, 2012, Farblos published a digital ep containing five home recorded demos through his Bandcamp site. In March 2015, these recordings plus an additional demo would take physical form and become Farblos’ first vinyl release through Dead Wax Records as the ‘…und der Regen fällt’ minialbum.
Finally, on October 30th, 2015, the first professionally recorded album entitled ‘Nothing left for us to see’ saw the light as digital download at Bandcamp and is being released on vinyl by Dead Wax Records in January 2016.
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