Endless Summer (Fennesz album)

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Endless Summer
Fennesz Endless Summer Cover Art.jpg
Studio album by Fennesz
Released 3 July 2001 (2001-07-03)
Genre Electronica, ambient, glitch
Length 44:38
Label Mego
Fennesz chronology
Hotel Paral.lel
(1997)
Endless Summer
(2001)
Venice
(2004)
Reissue cover
Fendlessr.jpg

Endless Summer is an album by Austrian electronic music producer and guitarist Fennesz, released on 3 July 2001 by Mego. It brought him critical recognition and became "a hit in left-field electronica," influencing many artists.[1] It was named the 41st best album of the decade by Resident Advisor,[2] 14th by Tiny Mix Tapes,[3] and 26th by Pitchfork.[4]

Background[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[5]
The Boston Phoenix4/4 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork9.4/10[8]
Resident Advisor5/5[9]
Stylus MagazineB+[10]
Uncut5/5 stars[11]

Like most of Fennesz's other works, it focuses heavily on digitally manipulated electric guitar sounds, but with stronger emphasis on melody and pop-like composition than on his previous releases. Although Endless Summer shares its title with a 1974 compilation album by the Beach Boys, it is named after the documentary of the same name rather than the album.[12]

The album was reissued in 2006 with two bonus tracks and new cover art.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Made in Hong Kong"4:22
2."Endless Summer"8:35
3."A Year in a Minute"6:01
4."Caecilia"3:53
5."Got to Move On"3:48
6."Shisheido"2:58
7."Before I Leave"4:06
8."Happy Audio"10:55
Total length:44:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Couture, François. "Venice - Fennesz". AllMusic. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009: 20-01 | Staff Feature". Tiny Mix Tapes. 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ Pitchfork - The Decade in Music. Top 200 albums of the '00s: #50 - #21.
  5. ^ Couture, François. "Endless Summer – Fennesz". AllMusic. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ Gasteier, Matthew (January 2, 2007). "Fennesz". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on July 25, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ Mulvey, John (August 14, 2001). "Fennesz : Endless Summer". NME. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ Richardson, Mark (July 31, 2001). "Fennesz: Endless Summer". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ Meggitt, Joshua (April 4, 2007). "Fennesz – Endless Summer". Resident Advisor. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ Burns, Todd (September 1, 2003). "Fennesz – Endless Summer – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fennesz: Endless Summer". Uncut: 74. Fennesz's blazing processed guitar stokes a crimson glow at the heart of Endless Summer like the late evening sun on Monet's haystacks. 
  12. ^ "Fennesz - Red Bull Music Academy". Red Bull Music Academy. Red Bull. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2017. The reason [Endless Summer has] been so associated with The Beach Boys is the name Endless Summer, which is a Beach Boys compilation from the 1970s, which I wasn’t aware of, because I got the title from the film Endless Summer, which was a 1960s surf movie. 

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