With over a decade of experience as a producer, Brunn proves his knowledge about the complexities of each style. "B1 - Deep House" recalls the thumping techno and Chicago and Detroit house he absorbed as a teenager at the VOXXX club in Chemnitz. "C2 - Ambient" is gentle and meandering, in accordance with Brian Eno's theory that ambient music should be "as ignorable as it is interesting." Andy Warhol says "yes" and "no" on loop in defiance of an interviewer's unimaginative questions on "F1 - Lyrics." "G1 - IDM" surveys the mind-bending sounds that emerged with Warp's landmark Artificial Intelligence series and continue to influence beatmakers worldwide.
Design is also a huge part of why this project is so compelling. Created by German firm KOREFE—the same people who produced the world's first edible cookbook—the Colour Tracks package comes with a stunning 13-page booklet containing a handy colour chart, a neat interview with Brunn about his early experiments and theory of techno as both a tool and a toy, and blurbs explaining each track (genre, tempo, how it was made). Even for those less geeky about production, Color Tracks is still a fascinating audio-visual trip through the vast expanses of electronic music.