Plus Forty Seven Degrees 56' 37 Minus Sixteen Degrees 51'08

A 8 track minimal/glitch album (38m 1s) — released November 29th 1999 on Touch

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Touch has re-issued a digipak version of Fennesz's first studio album for Touch, previously released as a jewel case in 1999. [There was prior to that a deluxe edition of 1000 copies in landscape art format, which sold out immediately.] It has been out of print for a couple of years. The audio remains the same, the imagery uses the location shots from the deluxe edition. This is Christian Fennesz's 2nd solo full album after the highly acclaimed 'Hotel Paral.lel' (Mego 16). He also released 'fenneszPLAYS', a 3" CD originally issued by Mego but now on Jim O'Rourke's new label, Moikai. Fennesz has also made various contributions to compilation CDs, including the awesome 'Surf' on 'DECAY' (Ash International 3.9) and is a member of MIMEO, fixed line up orchestra alongside Keith Rowe, Kaffe Matthews, Jerome Noetinger, Phil Durrant, Peter Rehberg, Thomas Lehn, Rafael Toral, Gert Jan Prins, Cor Fuhler, Markus Wettstein, and Markus Schmickler. He has also released a live CD on Touch, # TO:CDR3. 'plus forty seven degrees 56' 37" minus sixteen degrees 51' 08"' was recorded in his garden in Austria in July and August 1999; the photographs in the booklet by Jon Wozencroft embroider this.

Here he takes the standard Mego language of needling synthetic tones, random clicks, buzzes and electronic blisters, and fuses them into a fluid rush of energy. - Matt Ffytche The Wire

Fascinating walls of wiry sound stretched and kneaded by the prolific Christian Fennesz. - Outburn

Christian Fennesz makes the conditions of production, under which sounds remain to be developed, seen and heard via his laptop. And he's marking his own interventions in that process. - Jazzthetik

Like the best artisans of 'microscopic sound', Fennesz recreates the organic from the atom up; he's a Romantic seduced by the binary.Imagine a chorus of modems caroling cricket fantasias and you're halfway there. - Philip Sherburne Alternative Press

AND THIS...RECORDED IN his back garden using a Powerbook and a mixing desk,fennesz' second album 'plus forty seven degrees 56' 37 - Andrew Carden Mojo

The whole disc is a balance of clash and resolution between disparate sonic entities, a balance of stormy turbulence and itchy experimentalism. - J C Smith Outburn

The last anyone heard of Fennesz he was doing strange re-assembly jobs on - John Gibson Grooves

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