Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
plus forty seven degrees 56′ 37″ minus sixteen degrees 51′ 08″ by Fennesz, Bandcamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
RECORDED IN his back garden using a Powerbook and a mixing desk, fennesz’ second album ‘plus forty seven degrees 56′ 37″ minus sixteen degrees 51’ 08″‘ (Touch) is an object lesson in just how far out there you can go with a little technology. Through layering, shaping and distorting sounds fennesz has created an intensely varied, often disjointed slice of outre electronica that encompasses mesmeric textures, harsh frequencies and churning sheets of noise. Recommended listening for anyone with an interest in the sonic manipulations of Oval, Pan Sonic or the Mego label, who released fennesz’ ‘Hotel Paral.lel’ debut. [Andrew Carden in MOJO]
released January 1, 1999
All [done?] at Dolby East2, 1999.
Title is derived from the coordinates of Fennesz’s backyard garden, the site of the open-air studio where these tracks were created.
1st deluxe edition of 1000 in landscape art format (oversized gatefold card sleeve with booklet and Touch insert).
Title on the spine was written: +475637-165108