|Labels||Erstwhile Records, HatOLOGY|
|Past members||Radu Malfatti
Polwechsel is a musical group founded in Vienna, Austria in 1993.
The group was originally composed of double bassist Werner Dafeldecker, cellist Michael Moser, trombonist Radu Malfatti and guitarist Burkhard Stangl. Their name came from a voltage adapter Dafeldecker and Moser found in a second-hand shop.
An appearance at the 1996 LMC Festival in London garnered the group much attention.
Malfatti left in 1997, and was replaced by saxophonist John Butcher. With guitarist/laptop computer whiz Fennesz, this lineup recorded Wrapped Islands, which earned much positive critical notice
- (1995) Polwechsel – HatOLOGY
- (1999) Polwechsel 2 – HatOLOGY
- (2001) Polwechsel 3 – Durian Records
- (2002) Wrapped Islands (with Christian Fennesz) – Erstwhile Records
- (2006) Archives Of The North – HatOLOGY
- (2009) Field (with John Tilbury) – HatOLOGY
- Polwechsel and Fennesz – Wrapped Islands – Review – Stylus Magazine
- Ink 19 :: Polwechsel W/ Fennesz
- Polwechsel & Fennesz – Wrapped Islands (Erstwhile)
- Polwechsel.com (official site)