PRICE:
$15.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Hotel Paral.lel
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EMEGO 016CD EMEGO 016CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/25/2007

Hotel Paral.lel, originally released in September 1997 by Mego, was Christian Fennesz's debut solo album. This 2007 remastered reissue includes a bonus track from a 1996 7", and a video. Following up from the EP Instrument, it was an investigation into the sonic possibilities residing in guitar-based digital music, recorded just before mobile computing devices became the norm. A far more darker and experimental work than what was to follow. Freeform noise, sliced techno beats and subtle ambient textures create a timeless work, which is an essential addition to any collection of pioneering music of the late 20th century. On the closing "Aus," we see a glimpse of what was to come, a springboard into the future. In addition to the original 14 tracks, two extra titles are included: "5," originally released in 1996 as a 7" single on Syntactic, which was released only in an edition of 100, and the acclaimed video made by Tina Frank/Skot for the track "Aus."