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Fennesz - Bécs


posted by Emmanuel on 10.11.14 12:16 in Music Reviews Print  

SCORE: 2 HUZZAH!*
Bécs was my entryway to a whole world of experimental/electronic/improvisational/noise music.


2014 seems to be a deceptive year of some sort. Many innovative and long-awaited musicians have released something generally perceived not quite as game-changing as they used todo: Aphex Twin, Scott Walker, Thom Yorke (well, that was already said about Radiohead's autumnal last effort, 2011's The King of limbs), David Sylvian, Christian Fennesz.

 

But what if you discovered these artists through this new material? What if Fennesz, whose solo albums are considered to be some of the most important melodic-pop/sound-exploration crossovers, especially his acclaimed, debut-of-the-millennium Endless Summer, and who has a bunch of adventurous collaborations with the likes of David Sylvian, Jim O'Rourke, Polwechsel and Ryuichi Sakamoto to his credit, was for me just a name really before I heard Bécs, his latest record? What if we took the object for what it is (here a collection of 7 remarkable tracks) instead of trying ...


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When we rate an album or concert etc we rate it on the "Huzzah!" system. A score can be between 1 and 3 huzzahs:
1 Huzzah! - The reviewer likes it. You should give it a listen!
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3 Huzzah! - The reviewer strongly recommends it - and it has already entered heavy rotation on his/her personal playlists.

On rare occasions there may be a 0 Huzzah! review. The reasons will be explained in the article. On equally rare occasions you may even see a 4 Huzzah ... well explain that another time :)

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