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Special 10th anniversary edition of Fennesz' classic "Venice" album from 2004 recorded with David Sylvian on vocals and Burkhard Stangl on guitar, presented in a gatefold double LP release.
 

Fennesz
Venice [VINYL 2 LPs]

Fennesz: Venice [VINYL 2 LPs] (Touch)

Label: Touch    
Released in: Great Britain    


"Venice, the fourth studio album by Christian Fennesz, finds electronic music at a crossroads between its early status as digital subculture, and the feeling that there has to be something more, an emotional quality that rises above noise and moves towards melody and rapture. It was voted No. 3 in The Top 50, The Wire, December 2004, was album of the week at BBCi on its release and remains Christian Fennesz's best-selling record to date.

prefix (USA) noted: "Although Fennesz's breakout record Endless Summer was followed by a live release and a collaboration with Jim O'Rourke and Peter Rehberg as Fenn O'Berg, Venice is the true heir to that album's ascendant pop. Venice is not as unabashedly poppy as its predecessor (the lack of Beach Boys references can attest to that), but still mines much the same vein. It was marked by critics at the time as a move away from the relatively robotic music spawned by the IDM craze of the late nineties. Instead, its melodic, emotive tracks foresaw an electronic music that could be purely human."

Pitchfork Media (USA), in a lengthy review, also noted: "Venice's quality extends beyond its sound. Touch proprietor Jon Wozencroft -- through his breathtaking design and photography -- continues to fight the good fight against records-as-pure-data by making the CD a value-added prospect." and The Declaration Online (Web): "Two blue empty row boats left listless on rippling water. Red orange green riverbed foliage reflected in the water's gauzy oil slick surface. An airport enveloped in dull gray stratus and snow. Upon seeing the photography and packaging accompanying Christian Fennesz's latest recording, Venice, it is clear that the record label Touch remains intent on not simply putting out records but creating audio-visual imprints dedicated to inextricably tying sound and vision.

Venice was recorded on location in the summer of 2003 and subsequently assembled and mixed at Amann Studios, Vienna in January/February 2004. Venice, the fourth studio album by Christain Fennesz, finds electronic music at a crossroads between its early status as digital subculture, and the feeling that there has to be something more, an emotional quality that rises above noise and moves towards melody and rapture. Fennesz burst upon the scene with Instrument [Mego, 1995] and followed that up with a succession of ground-breaking and highly original solo albums. "-Touch

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Product Information:

UPC: B00MI7RLYQ

Label: Touch
Catalog ID: TO 053LP
Squidco Product Code: 19536

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: LP - Gatefold
Recorded on location in Venice in July 2003 and in Amann Studios, Vienna between January and February 2004.

Personnel:

Christian Fennesz-guitar, processing

David Sylvian-vocals

Burkhard Stangl-guitar

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Track Listing:

SIDE A



1. The Future Will Be Different

2. Rivers Of Sand

3. Chateau Rouge

SIDE B



1. City Of Light

2. Onsra

3. Circassian

4. Onsay

5. The Other Face

SIDE C



1. Transit

2. The Point Of It All

SIDE D



1. Laguna

2. Asusu

3. The Stone Of Impermanence

4. Tree