Seven Stars

Touch (10” Vinyl, CD, Digital) ✖ Released: 07.2011 ✖ Buy: Bandcamp

Recorded in Studio B, Amannstudios, Vienna. Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, synths, computers. “Seven Stars” features Steven Hess on drums, recorded at Amannstudios by Christoph Amann. Design and photography by Jon Wozencroft.

Fennesz's first solo release since “Black Sea” [Touch # TO:76, 2008] is a 4 track 10” vinyl and a CD EP. It is also available as a digital download. Using acoustic and electric guitars, bass, synths, computers, Fennesz continues to engage and entrance us in equal measure.

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.”