Venice - Fennesz
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  • Summary: Vienna's Christian Fennesz, who creates ambient electronica based on processed guitar sounds, returns with his first solo studio effort in four years. David Sylvian guests on one track.
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  1. 90
    [His] most spellbinding LP to date.
  2. With every album, Fennesz's music has become prettier and more accessible yet still retains his distinctive style-- and Venice is no exception.
  3. Fennesz follows precursors from the whole of ambient electronic music, but his dense and weightless structures owe as much to the cascading builds of shoegazer rock bands like My Bloody Valentine.
  4. There's at once a sense that Venice is weightier and more purposeful than its predecessor. [#243, p.56]
  5. The result is computer music not reserved to the cold harshness so often associated with it, but that breathes, ebbs, and flows.
  6. Fennesz makes Boards Of Canada sound like Daft Punk and My Bloody Valentine sound like Oasis.
  7. The most pressing problem is that Venice is rarely a challenging release.

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  1. BenjaminBunny
    Jun 8, 2004
    8
    "Endless Summer," Christian Fennesz's last LP, is a classic. This one settles for being simply excellent--lush, lovingly textured, "Endless Summer," Christian Fennesz's last LP, is a classic. This one settles for being simply excellent--lush, lovingly textured, romantic music. Swoon-worthy. Expand