Sparklehorse + Fennesz – “In The Fish Tank 15” – [Konkurrent]
The fifteenth in a series of collaborations between bands and musicians on the Konkurrent label. Sparklehorse was a mid-90s sort of indie rockish band. I haven’t heard much, but remember seeing this band all over the place, even touring with Radiohead. The singer, Mark, apparently was a serious depressive, taking a combination of anti-depressants, valium, alcohol, and heroin in one night. This recording was released in 2009, and sadly, a year later Mark took his own life. Christian Fennesz on the other hand, is from Austria and does simple guitar and laptop works. This release blends the two into a mellow, ambient drifting album. Lots of laptop haze, acoustic guitar, and melancholic words.