I ran across this short interview with experimental electronic mastermind Christian Fennesz while perusing the Touch website today. The interview was conducted in advance of Fennesz's awe-inspiring, damn-near perfect new record, Black Sea, which you'll be hearing much more about in the next week or so here at Stereo Sanctity. Here's an enticing tid bit:
"There's been a lot of focus in the media about your music in general (and "Black Sea" in particular) featuring "guitars which do not sound like guitars". Are you really using the guitar as just another tool for composing, as these sources suggest, or do you still feel close to its distinct timbres?
I am not always using the guitar as a tool for composing, but most of the time I do. I get satisfying results quicker when using the guitar. It's the instrument that I know the best. It's true that some of the guitar sounds on black sea sound more like synth strings than guitar, on the other hand, there are some acoustic and even nylon string guitar parts that are easy to identify. I´ve been experimenting a lot with rooms (real rooms and artificial rooms) this time - Microphones play a much bigger role than ever before." [Continue Reading]