Seven Stars

A 4 track electronic ep (18m ) — released July 25th 2011 on Touch
Recorded at Studio b at Amannstudios in Vienna

Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, synths, computers

"Seven Stars" features Steven Hess on drums, recorded at Amannstudios by Christoph Amann

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.

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."

Fennesz's third collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Flumina, is due out this summer on Touch.

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