On A Desolate Shore A Shadow Passes By

“A digital-only release from the folks over at Touch, with this new emission from Christian Fennesz, always one of electronic music’s most exciting figures. ‘On A Desolate Shore A Shadow Passes’ is vintage Fennesz, spouting forth digital warmth and gaseous plumes of abstracted guitar in a fashion that manages to be both harmoniously coherent and compositionally challenging. Throughout, the piece is underscored by aggressive high frequency activity that prevents the effect-drenched guitar meanderings from coming too close to anything so banal as outright ambience. As ever, Fennesz’ production substantially outweighs that of his imitators, with each passing moment occupied by great swathes of detail and a lighter-than-air sonic consistency. ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!”