In 1998 Aril Brikha reacquainted the world with deep techno soul, as his record Groove La Chord crossed generic boundaries. Is it techno? Is it house? Is it deep house? It’s everything and nothing. Groove La Chord is simply timeless. No one was more surprised about the success of Groove La Chord than Brikha himself – after all, he’d originally presented it on his demo as a potential B-side. Two years after he recorded Groove La Chord, Brikha heard it in a club for the first time – Derrick May pulled it out in Chicago club. Aril then realised what made it a good track.
After yet another production hiatus, Brikha made the decision in early 2010 to finally set up a label of his own. The idea and name for it was actually conceived prior to the Transmat release but when that happened, the name of the planned label, Art of Vengeance was used as the the titel of the Fragile EP. Now the label Art of Vengeance is born and the first release will be in the form of a 10 year anniversary of the first album that came out on Transmat, Deeparture in Time. The album has been revisited in collaboration with Jesper Dahlbäck who has remastered all the tracks and during the digging in old DAT-tapes, old and unreleased tracks were found. These tracks are put on an additional CD with other rare tracks that came out as b-sides or on the US version of Deeparture in Time.