Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tone 44V – Fennesz “Seven Stars”

10″ Vinyl
Printer inner and outer colour sleeve
Design & photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:

Side A
1. Liminal 3:07
2. July 5:06

Side B
3. Shift 6:47
4. Seven Stars* 3:01

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

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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Tone 44V | Fennesz “Seven Stars”

10″ Vinyl + 320kpbs mp3
Design & photography by Jon Wozencroft
When you buy this 10″ in the TouchShop, you also get a free download of a remix of “Shift”, “Reshift”.

Track listing:
Side A
1. Liminal 3:07
2. July 5:06
Side B
3. Shift 6:47
4. Seven Stars* 3:01
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
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.
Buy Fennesz “Seven Stars” in the TouchShop
www.fennesz.com

Touch Radio 65 | Zachary James Watkins

7.07.11 – Suite For String Quartet – 22:56 – 320 kbps

Zachary James Watkins writes: “Suite For String Quartet is written specifically for resonant spaces, interactive electronics, audience participation and string quartet. Suite for String Quartet has been in a continuous state of “revision” since Christmas 2004. In 2006, I developed a new tuning for all 16 strings. Each string of the quartet is retuned to an odd number partial of 60Hz. For this current version performed on May 1st, 2011 as part of the Second Annual May Day! New Music Marathon in Seattle, WA the entire first movement was rewritten.”
Brad Hawkins, Cello
Eyvind Kang, Viola
Paris Hurley, Violin
Brandon Vance, Violin
Zachary James Watkins, Electronics
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Play “Suite For String Quartet”
www.zacharyjameswatkins.com

Tone 42DR2 | Sohrab – “You Are Not Alone II”

320 kpbs mp3 – 1 track – 35:31
Photography: Sohrab

The second in a series of reworkings of Sohrab material by artists showing solidarity to his cause… all label and artist money goes towards the fund for his appeal against refusal to be granted political asylum in Germany…
Philip Marshall mix content providers:
Daniel Menche – Zarinn (menche mix) 11:45 | Jana Winderen – Susanna 7:00 | Philip Jeck – Susanna (remix) 5:23 | Philip Marshall – Somebody, Hidden 7:45 (Mastered by BJNilsen, Berlin, 20th May 2011) | Michael Esposito – Somebody’s Ghost 6:47
Buy Sohrab “You Are Not Alone ll” in the TouchShop
www.touch33.net/sohrab

Tone 42DR2 – Sohrab “You Are Not Alone ll”

320 kpbs mp3 – 1 track – 37:09
Photography: Sohrab

The second in a series of reworkings of Sohrab material by artists showing solidarity to his cause… all label and artist money goes towards the fund for his appeal against refusal to be granted political asylum in Germany…

Philip Marshall mix content providers:

Daniel Menche – Zarinn (menche mix) 11:45 | Jana Winderen – Susanna 7:00 | Philip Jeck – Susanna (remix) 5:23 | Philip Marshall – Somebody, Hidden 7:45 (Mastered by BJNilsen, Berlin, 20th May 2011) | Michael Esposito – Somebody’s Ghost 6:47

Jon Wozencroft | culture lust for Unit Editions

Jon Wozencroft discusses his current cultural reference points with Unit Editions, a progressive publishing venture by Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, on their “culture lust” blog.
www.uniteditions.com