John Talabot ‎– ƒIN



Depak Ine 7:26
Destiny 4:53
El Oeste 3:01
Oro Y Sangre 4:53
Journeys 4:05
Missing You 4:02
Last Land 4:23
Estiu 3:05
When The Past Was Present 5:06
H.O.R.S.E. 4:05
So Will Be Now... 6:55

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PERMVAC 089-2 John Talabot ƒIN(CD, Album) Permanent Vacation PERMVAC 089-2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERMVAC 089-3 John Talabot ƒIN (Special Edition)(20xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Permanent Vacation PERMVAC 089-3 US 2012
PERMVAC 089-3 John Talabot ƒIN (Special Edition)(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Permanent Vacation PERMVAC 089-3 Germany 2012
PERMVAC 089-3 John Talabot ƒIN (Special Edition)(2xCD, Album + Box) Permanent Vacation PERMVAC 089-3 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERMVAC 089-2 John Talabot ƒIN(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Permanent Vacation PERMVAC 089-2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERVAC 089-1, PERVAC 089-2 John Talabot ƒIN(LP, Album + CD, Album) Permanent Vacation, Permanent Vacation PERVAC 089-1, PERVAC 089-2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version

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March 13, 2015
referencing ƒIN, CD, Album, PERMVAC 089-2
That's just a musical phenomenon. Very specific kind of bliss. All the melodies make you feel like raising your arms and face to the sun. Build and release... Incredible tension-releasing moments.


August 1, 2013
referencing ƒIN, LP, Album + CD, Album, PERVAC 089-1, PERVAC 089-2

There's some nice music on here, but nothing that blows you away. In fact I find there's too many places where the music isn't going anywhere and just sort of dabbles. I don't know if he's trying to create a drone there or was just lazy, but it's not very interesting.


January 21, 2013
referencing ƒIN, CD, Album, PERMVAC 089-2

I would not go as far as to call it a masterpiece, but it's a damn good album that reaches a level of brilliance few can match. How many albums can you name that feature a track anywhere near the sheer grandiose beauty of "So Will Be Here Now"? Very few, obviously. FIN is a musical album that will resonate more with those with melodic tastes as opposed to traditional rhythmic house. Soulful, deep, and nostalgic, it heavily samples Motown acts of old and produces a similarly somber and reflective mood.


October 4, 2012
referencing ƒIN, CD, Album, PERMVAC 089-2
John Talabot is a mysterious fella… and John Talabot is not even his real name. It’s actually Oriol Riverola (he’s also been recording under the D.A.R.Y.L. alias). Riverola came on the scene in 2009, with My Old School 12″ on München (Germany) based Permanent Vacation label. But it was his fourth EP, Families (2011), which got picked up by Young Turks that finally caught my attention. This London-based label, by the way, has been home to a few of my favorite artists, such as SBTRKT, The XX, and Holy F*ck, which is why, I suppose, I finally picked it up. The very latest, ƒIN, is Riverola’s debut full length album, this time back on the label he started with. The LP has caused a bit of stir in the indie community, especially amongst the followers of Four Tet, Booka Shade and Caribou.

Barcelona-based John Talabot produces the kind of house meets disco meets indie-pop, which at first made me take a double take and wonder how to properly categorize the style. Upon my third and fourth and consecutively fifth listen I started to get completely hooked on his infectious sound. There’s a sense of mystery surrounding the swooshing synths, sporadic organic rhythms over the tribal housy beat and soft gliding sonic pads. ƒIN is the kind of record you wished you found in the 80s, when the world obsessed with pop and MTV started to dramatically separate itself from the underground cassette scene. At the end I decided against genrefication and leave the record to speak for itself. It’s no wonder that fans of electronic movement within the indie scene have developed a thirst for the quality-produced revived sound.

The music on ƒIN maintains the kind of easygoing nonchalant atmosphere which at first makes you mistake it for the loop-driven sample-based simplicity. The record’s confidence begins to shine through upon further rotations, and now the multiple layers begin to reveal themselves throughout eleven uplifting tracks. I can totally close my eyes and picture myself dancing long into the late night to these contagious beats, which is precisely what I’ll be doing at the upcoming Decibel Festival in Seattle, where John Talabot will be performing alongside vocalist and producer Pional (who also appears on the record) at the dB Finale. If you dig this, there’s also a ƒIN Remixes Vol 1 featuring remixes by Bullion, Pachanga Boys and Kenton Slash Demon.


February 28, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing ƒIN, LP, Album + CD, Album, PERVAC 089-1, PERVAC 089-2

Without any doubt, this is a really good album but a bit overhyped already, in my humble opinion. There are a couple of top-notch and quite catchy tracks here like Destiny or So Will Be Now, but there are some quite average too. The main features of the release are masterly done soft sounding balearic rhythms and melodies in 80's style which create a laid-back, very musical and cosy atmospere which is so easy to perceive and enjoy. Overall, this is by no means one of the highlights of 2012.