Thomas Federspiel (*1973) is a smooth-talking part-time bread salesman, undisputed Tipp-Kick champion, husband and father. How he finds the time to make music is anyone's guess. His surname translates as something like "feather-gamer" which he claims means he has a jokey, buoyant manner but in reality corresponds to his fetish for torturing rabbits (by tickling) into confessing crimes they are not guilty of. Thomas lives and works in Zurich. Fabian Stübi (*1972) is two feet high, made of string and makes various objects including satanic reverse vinyl platforms and cuckoo clocks for hard cash. His surname translates as "living room" which is almost ironic because he formerly subscribed to Luc Jouret's Order of the Solar Temple and nearly died in one while trying to suffocate himself with a sock and achieve eternal life on Sirius. He was, however, responsible for saving the lives of electronic music pioneers Autechre - and others - in 1995, avoiding a head-on collision with another car; without this stunning act of motor vehicle control, we could all have kissed everything post-Amber period goodbye.

Intricate Discography Tracks


SM CD 005 Intricate (Federspiel/Stuebi)(CDr) Spezialmaterial Records SM CD 005 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
Intricate - In Pectra album art Intricate In Pectra (Album) Spezialmaterial Records Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dread 002G Intricate Untitled(12") Dread Industries Records Dread 002G Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
SM004EP002 Intricate - [Aube] album art Intricate [Aube](12", EP, Ltd) Spezialmaterial Records SM004EP002 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
SM008EP003 Intricate - In Conclusion album art Intricate In Conclusion(12", EP, Ltd) Spezialmaterial Records SM008EP003 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
SM020EP008 Intricate - Dori Doreau (On) album art Intricate Dori Doreau (On)(12", EP, Ltd) Spezialmaterial Records SM020EP008 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
SM022EP009 Intricate - Captain Trunk (Off) album art Intricate Captain Trunk (Off)(12", EP, Ltd) Spezialmaterial Records SM022EP009 Switzerland 2006 Sell This Version


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June 18, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Intricate indeed. One of those artistic collaborations where you know they've chosen exactly the right name. Their sound is is a little hard to pin down, IDM for sure but often breaking out into sweat filled dance floor techno or perhaps lulling you into ambient melodies, but always intricate. A sound is never wasted with these guys. You know how sometimes you can hear a track and there's really no need for that little extra drum beat or that extra synth, well never with intricate. They sound as if every tiny sound has been thought out for months and added just where it's needed. I'm no doubt completely wrong, as is the way with brilliance, they probably piece these tracks together in no time at all, but it certainly sounds as if they took their time. Some of their tracks start off down beat and reassuring yet a few minutes later the same track has you wishing you were hearing it live and dancing like a mad man. For me Intricate are one of the best electronic acts around at the moment, they've produced tracks such as 'Efforts' which for me describes the whole IDM home listening movement in one track, and yet hint at dance floor brilliance too. I say 'hint at' as I'm yet to see them live, but i will....i surely will.

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