Printer inner and outer colour sleeve
Design & photography by Jon Wozencroft
1. Liminal 3:07
2. July 5:06
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.