Bécs - Fennesz
Bécs Image
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The sixth full-length solo release for the Austrian electronic producer Christian Fennesz is considered a conceptual follow-up to 2001's Endless Summer.
  • Record Label: Editions Mego
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental, Electronica, Techno, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Techno, Experimental Ambient, Ambient Techno, IDM, Experimental Electro, Microsound
  • More Details and Credits »
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    90
    An entirely ravishing aesthetic experience. [Jun 2014, p.76]
  2. Apr 28, 2014
    90
    The loving layers of static, submerged guitar progressions, and effortless meshes of naturalistic themes and glitchy processing all play into a language of sound distinct to Fennesz and reaching some of their clearest articulations here.
  3. Apr 28, 2014
    90
    With Bécs, Fennesz achieves the near-impossible, crafting a musical sequel that retains the energy, vision and flow of its predecessor.
  4. 80
    Bécs is seldom unapproachable; it’s also his style to leave just enough beauty poking through the seams.
  5. Jun 24, 2014
    80
    It captivates and betrays the listener who, unaware of the deceitful plan, falls victim of the most heinous crime in art: representation through deconstruction.
  6. Jun 4, 2014
    80
    Musically, it's painfully simple; sonically, it's painfully complex.
  7. Apr 28, 2014
    76
    There aren't many artists who can deconstruct and rebuild such interesting tracks equally based on both disturbing and exquisite soundscapes, yet Fennesz continues his winning streak.

See all 11 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 26, 2014
    6
    This album is kinda beautiful but not enough. It is mostly made of sharp harsh sounds that have been smoothed over during production. The most colourful and pretty track of the album is the title track, Bécs. It is similarly harsh, though, it has a nicer chord progression that adds more character to it. I probably wouldn't bother telling anyone about this album unless someone was looking for something unusual that's not typical to their taste. Kinda dystopian sounding. Collapse