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Agora

by Fennesz

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Michael Mueller
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Michael Mueller Easily one of the best the best albums released this year.

Fennesz has created an ambient masterpiece by digging deep into some of the more familiar elements of deep ambient, but in shaking the soil, giving them a new lease of life and power.

The bass elements are deeply textured; a course drone, resembling a mumble.

There's certainly a melodic element, but they are contextualised into a somewhat dissonant soundscape, which is what gives the compositions their resonance.

Superb. Favorite track: Rainfall.
alvarfj
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alvarfj Simply breathtaking. A distorted journey that feels like being in the middle of a tide coming in. Favorite track: In My Room.
Finn of Tomland
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Finn of Tomland Fennesz is a true master at creating the most fascinating soundscapes and if you ever get the chance to experience him live don't miss the opportunity to get immersed in his beautiful vast sonic universe.
This album is a must have! Favorite track: In My Room.
uri
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uri Fennesz I love. Favorite track: Rainfall.
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Agora is Christian Fennesz’s first solo album since ‘Mahler Remixed’ [Touch, 2014] and ‘Bécs’ [Editions Mego, 2014]. Fennesz writes: “Its a simple story. i had temporarily lost a proper studio workspace and had to move all my gear back to a small bedroom in my flat where I recorded this album. It was all done on headphones, which was rather a frustrating situation at first but later on it felt like back in the day when I produced my first records in the 1990s. In the end it was inspiring. I used very minimal equipment; I didn't even have the courage to plug in all the gear and instruments which were at my disposal. I just used what was to hand.”

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released March 29, 2019

Recorded at Kaiserstudios, Vienna, August, September 2018
Rainfall: Vocals Katharina Caecilia Fennesz
Agora: Field recordings Manfred Neuwirth, vocals Mira Waldmann
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye
Photography & design by Jon Wozencroft

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Fennesz Vienna, Austria

Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. His lush and luminant compositions are anything but sterile computer experiments. They resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece. ... more

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