Fennesz

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Much ballyhoo was made of this two-track 7" featuring Fennesz's "covers" of the Rolling Stones and Brian Wilson. In spite of enthusiastic testimony to the contrary, "Paint It Black" and "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" don't bear even the remotest resemblance to the originals. The reissue of the record's less-than-ten-minutes of abstract guitar textures by the American label Moikai says more for Moikai label chief Jim O'Rourke's penchant for pop subversion than for the intrinsic quality of the music, which though interesting enough, simply doesn't approach Fennesz's other releases. For completists only.

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