Fennesz – “Seven Stars” – [Touch]
4 track EP from Austrian laptop glitch artist Christian Fennesz is continuing with his recent explorations into more approachable, tangible sounds while still maintaining the same twisted, textural imagination. He imposes harmonious layering and elemental melodies via guitar, bass and synth, over the placid yet unsettling soundscapes.??Seven Stars: emotional arrangements of echoed guitars and digital swells of stirring strings brushed with light drums and bass. July a tweaked metallic buzz subtly tears at the rustic, desert ghost town setting. Overall, this is not as harsh and alienating as his earlier noise explorations, focusing on a more ambient and immersive environment.