Christian Fennesz’s nautical music soundscapes.
With spring ripe in the northern hemisphere, time comes to align our music library to something more representative of the impending long days.
Austrian ambient artist Fennesz is quite possibly the most fittingly appropriate example of spring music. And even though his work ticks all the right boxes for a pop musician, its delivery does not fit many popular music conventions.
"Fennesz's music is minimal, the result is quite the opposite"
Fennesz's music is minimal, but the result is quite the opposite. He amplifies the minutae of feedback and seemingly arbitrary noise occurrences into a loud, organic aesthetic. His legendary 2001 album Endless Summer is one of few examples, where the work's title has a direct relationship with its content. It is an album that is a veritable modern classic - an enduring example of an artist picking up vernacular sounds and converting them into something that is as far away from the ordinary as it gets. A masterful ebb and flow of textures, incrementally layered patterns that supercede some of the most colossal rock riffs ever written.