Fennesz’s 2007 collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, ‘Cendre’, is to be issued for the first time on vinyl this Autumn. Releasing 15 October 2021 on double 10” vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with artwork by Jon Wozencroft, this classic album was the first full-length pairing of these two maestros, before … [read more]
RIP my dear friend Peter Rehberg. We travelled so many roads together. My first tours of USA, Japan and Australia were with him. He persuaded me to make ‘Endless Summer’. At first it was supposed to be a double album – a ‘pop’ track followed by an ‘abstract’ track, and so on… I recall sitting in a Manhattan hotel … [read more]
Stereogum celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fennesz’s ‘Endless Summer’ with a long-read about the album by Mark Richardson. ‘In musical terms, the legacy of ‘Endless Summer’ has less to do with how the album changed culture and more to do with how it expanded the perceptions of those who heard it. It shaped h … [read more]
Fennesz’s ‘Szampler’ is now available digitally from The Digital Archive of Tapeworm’s Bandcamp page: datworm.bandcamp.com . First available in 2010 on cassette-only and long-since deleted, this 2021 edition was remastered by Fennesz himself in Vienna on 24 March 2021. Fennesz writes: “I was surprised … [read more]
Later this year, Fennesz will appear alongside Taylor Deupree on the second volume of ‘Allen Ginsberg’s The Fall of America’. This exciting tribute celebrates the 50th Anniversary of beloved poet Allen Ginsberg’s “The Fall of America: Poems of these States”, 1965-1971. In the fall of 2020 with the 50th annive … [read more]
Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. His lush and luminant compositions are anything but sterile computer experiments. They resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece. He lives and works in Vienna.