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FENNESZ - Venice

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Touch TO:53
Release Year: 2004
Note: digipack
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00


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Nun ist er FAST im Pop angekommen, noch softer und harmonischer als zuvor, mit seinen unverkennbaren digital verfremdeten Gitarren, insgesamt sehr dronig, sphrisch, warm und ruhig, und mit einem berraschungsstck bei dem DAVID SYLVIAN singt.. sicher eines der Alben des Jahres !

A new Fennesz studio CD is always something to look out for, he belongs to the absolute top when it comes to laptop music. So far these studio releases are quite sparse, but it must be said that each is a step forward. 'Venice' is more than just a follow up to 'Endless Summer' - his previous studio release from 2001. In the first part of the CD, Fennesz uses the grainy, bit-rot sound that he is known in a more ambient context. Slow, peaceful tracks, which hoover a nice springtime warmth. Probably he uses guitar here (many keep forgetting that Fennesz is a guitarist), but the transformation of the guitar is beyond recognition. In 'Circasian' he adds fuzz to the guitar and shows a love for shoegazing music. With the piece 'Transit', things seem to change on the CD. That piece uses a rhythm and more surprisingely the vocals of David Sylvian. The pieces after that have a more clear guitar playing and here the processings are kept to a minimum. As a whole this is a very coherent C D, of which the influence of David Sylvian seems apparent: dreamy music, ambient yet poppy in approach. Much more subtle in approach than 'Endless Summer' and a step closer to popmusic. It wouldn't be a too big surprise if the next one (2007 by my count) would seen a continuation of the final pieces of the CD and Fennesz scoring his first hitsingle. 'Venice' is the forecast of more beauty to come. [FdW, Vital Weekly]