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FENNESZ - Seven Stars

Format: 10inch
Label & Cat.Number: Touch Tone 44V
Release Year: 2011
Note: 4-track 10" feat. STEVEN HESS
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"Der erste Solo-Release von Fennesz nach seinem hochgelobtem Album "Black Sea", das 208erschien, ist die neue 4-Track 10" Vinyl "Seven Stars". Mit elektrischen und akustischen Gitarren, Bass, Synthesizern und Computern fhrt er auch dieses Mal damit fort, die Hrer zu fesseln und in seinen Bann zu ziehen. Fennesz selbst schreibt:"seven Stars wurde im Januar 2011 in Wien aufgenommen. Das Album habe ich innerhalb von drei Wochen eingespielt und gemixt. ,Liminal" und ,July" waren bereits bestehende Stcke, die ich weiter bearbeitet habe (Eine erste Version von ,Liminal" entstand 2010 in einem Hotelzimmer auf Bali). Eine andere Version davon spiele ich schon seit einiger Zeit live. Mein Freund Steven Hess, mit dem ich schon vorher zusammenarbeitetet, war zu der Zeit zufllig ebenfalls in Wien, und ich lud ihn ein, zu mir ins Studio zu kommen. Christoph Amann hat mit einer Auswahl groartiger Microphone die Drums aufgenommen, darunter auch sein tolles neues Josephson. Ich wollte eine Platte machen, die eine gewisse Leichtigkeit vermittelt und gleichzeitig neues Terrain betreten, indem ich bei einem Track Drums verwende. Dies knnte ich mir auch in der Zukunft vorstellen." Im September wird ,Seven stars" auch als CD erscheinen. Auerdem wird die dritte Kollaboration von Fennesz mit Ryuichi Sakamoto, Flumina, noch dieses Jahr erwartet. // Fennesz's first solo release since Black Sea [Touch # TO:76, 2008] is a 4 track 10 vinyl, with a CD version due in September 2011. It will also be available as a digital download. Using acoustic and electric guitars, bass, synths, computers, Fennesz continues to engage and entrance us in equal measure. 'Liminal', 'July', 'Shift', 'Seven Stars' (with Steven Hess on drums). Fennesz writes: Seven Stars was recorded in Vienna in January 2011. I recorded and mixed the album within 3 weeks. Liminal and July were existing pieces which I have reworked. (I wrote an early version of Liminal in a hotel room in Bali in 2010). There is also a version of Liminal that I have been playing live for some time. My friend Steven Hess, with whom I have worked before, happened to be in Vienna at the time of the sessions, so I invited him to join me in the studio. Christoph Amann recorded the drums using a selection of his great microphones including his amazing new Josephson. I wanted to make a record that has a certain lightness about it and at the same time explore new territory using drums on one track. This might be something I will continue with in the future." [label info]

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"Its been indeed a while since we last heard solo music by Christian Fennesz, the absolute genius when it comes to laptop music. His previous release was 'Black Sea' (see Vital Weekly 653) and the new one is a four track 10", recorded earlier this year. Fennesz says he wanted to record something with more lightness and one track he uses drums, played by Steven Hess. Fennesz himself plays acoustic and electric guitars, synth, bass and computers. Fennesz explores the route he choose for 'Black Sea' further. Moving away from the strict laptop music, by incorporating more clearly guitars and bass, which in 'Liminal' goes towards popmusic - although not really of course - and in 'July' makes a dense piece of improvised sounds. 'July' is the most ambient piece, dark but with shimmering lights. 'Seven Stars' is the piece with Steven Hess and has nice acoustic guitars, laidback percussion and fine granular synthesis. Almost a piece of lounge music. Excellent, all four. A pity, only four. Can't wait for the next longplayer." [FdW/Vital Weekly]