NOW PLAYING: Fennesz, ‘Seven Stars’ 10”

The Artist/Album: Fennesz, Seven Stars (Touch, 2011)

A Short Review: Hooks that are as humid as the hurricane-ready air outside our office window. And while three of the four new songs on this 10-inch will sound familiar to anyone who’s heard Fennesz before, the simple addition of brushed drums to the title track adds a human dimension to music that’s otherwise alien and slightly atonal. According to the composer/multi-instrumentalist, “I wanted to make a record that has a certain lightness about it and at the same time explore new territory using drums on one track. This might be something I will continue with in the future.” We can only hope.

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