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Fennesz, Sakamoto - Cendre mp3 album

Fennesz, Sakamoto - Cendre mp3 album Performer: Fennesz, Sakamoto
Title: Cendre
Style: Modern Classical, Experimental, Ambient
Date of release: 2007
Country: Japan
Size MP3: 1265 mb
Size FLAC: 1662 mb
Rating: 4.3
Format: MMF AUD MP2 WMA ADX DMF FLAC

Cendre is a 2007 studio album, a collaboration between Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto. It follows their previous collaboration on 2005's Sala Santa Cecilia. All songs by Sakamoto and Fennesz. Sakamoto – piano, laptop. Fennesz – guitar, laptop. Jon Wozencroft – photography and cover design.

Complete your Fennesz, Sakamoto collection. Fennesz provides the sparse,, sometimes-hazy atmospheric canvas upon which Sakamoto sprinkles his minimalist piano tinkles. Sakamoto's piano sings with emotive longingness (Haru, Trace, Abyss), flows like an unsettled river (Amorph, Mono, Kuni, Abyss), or flirts with the air with its chromatic sonorities (Aware, Oto, Cendre, Glow, Kokoro, Trace).

And Cendre doesn't disappoint. Sakamoto is back at the piano, this time bathed in a warm lush of ambient bliss, as flooded by Fennesz. The reverberations of drone-like pads almost swallow the notes whole, occasionally letting them cut through the descending fog, and shoot up like a sparkling reflection of a dying star

Fennesz provides the weightless electronic backdrop, into which Sakamoto drops precise chords that ripple the aural surface like smooth pebbles dropped into a pool.

The second collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz is vastly different from their 2005 EP Sala Saint Cecilia. Like Harold Budd and Brian Eno's Ambient 2/Plateaux of Mirror and The Pearl, Cendre consists of one person playing delicate pieces on an acoustic piano while another fills the ample spaces with electronic treatments. The second collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz is vastly different from their 2005 EP Sala Saint Cecilia.

Album · 2007 · 11 Songs. See All. Plus Forty Seven Degrees 56' 37" Minus Sixteen Degrees 51' 08".

Sakamoto, who has recently been blending the micro end of digital music with laptop and piano, would seem to be a natural counterpoint for the processed guitar-scapes Fennesz is renowned for. But fix-ups, always good in theory, don’t often turn out to be the hoped-for perfect match. The balance of power shifts towards Sakamoto and wobbles through most of the album without ever finding the pulsing accord of ‘Sala Santa Cecilia’. The result of two years of file exchanging, ‘Cendre’ is loaded with sad dissonance and a tension that sounds uncomfortably like well-intentioned match-making gone wrong.

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ambient mix The Best of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1 hour Relaxing Music).

Tracklist

1 Oto 3:49
2 Aware 4:46
3 Haru 4:39
4 Trace 5:46
5 Kuni 2:24
6 Mono 4:13
7 Kokoro 4:16
8 Cendre 3:09
9 Amorph 5:58
10 Glow 7:12
11 Abyss 5:38

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – KAB Studios
  • Recorded At – Legacy Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Amann Studios, Wien
  • Mixed At – KAB Studios
  • Mastered At – Skye Mastering
  • Published By – Touch Music
  • Published By – Kab America Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Touch
  • Copyright (c) – Touch

Credits

  • Design [Cover], Photography By – Jon Wozencroft
  • Guitar, Computer [Laptop], Mixed By – Christian Fennesz*
  • Mastered By – Denis Blackham
  • Music By [All Songs] – Fennesz/Sakamoto*
  • Piano, Computer [Laptop], Mixed By – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Fernando Aponte
  • Technician [Piano Tuner] – Kaz Tsujio

Notes

Recorded at KAB Studios, NYC, Legacy Recording Studios, Studio A-509, NYC and at Amann Studios, Vienna.
Mixed at KAB Studios, NYC.
Mastered @ Skye Mastering.

©&℗ 2007 Touch
All songs published by Touch Music [MCPS]/KAB America Inc.

Digipak packaging.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5027803903227

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RZCM-45525 Fennesz + Sakamoto Cendre ‎(CD, Album) Commmons RZCM-45525 Japan 2007
TONE32 Fennesz, Sakamoto* Cendre ‎(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Touch TONE32 UK Unknown
RZCM-45525 Fennesz + Sakamoto Cendre ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Commmons RZCM-45525 Russia 2007


User reviews
Buzatus
VINYL please :)Such masterpieces should be on the daddy format, no doubt!
Munigrinn
Oh how I wish there was a vinyl release for this wonderful album
Kahavor
no effin kidding. this album deserves a vinyl release more than p much anything else
Liarienen
Here's a 2007 release that I've been meaning to cover in detail for a while. Touch Music was launched in 1982, initially releasing cassette magazines. Twenty five years later, Touch is at its peak, perfecting their output with carefully selected works by Christian Fennesz, Ryuuichi Sakamoto, Oren Ambarchi, Biosphere, Ryoji Ikeda, Philip Jeck, Chris Watson and Mika Vainio, amongst others. Since the 90s, Fennesz and Sakamoto have performed live, with Sala Santa Cecilia being their first collaborative EP (Touch, 2005), recorded live at Auditorium della Parco Musica for the Romaeuropa Festival. Two years later, the duo got together to compose their first full length LP, Cendre. In between these two releases, Fennesz recorded an album with Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura and Oren Ambarchi, under a collective moniker 4g, titled Cloud (Erstwhile, 2005). Meanwhile, prolific Sakamoto (recording since 1978) released a remix album, Bricolages (Warner Music Japan, 2006) with a collection of reworked tracks by an amazing roster of artists like Alva Noto, Taylor Deupree, Snd, Richard Devine, Slicker and even Craig Armstrong. Needless to say that I was pretty excited to hear what the couple come up with, with such an amazing web of connections and an array of experiences. And Cendre doesn't disappoint. Sakamoto is back at the piano, this time bathed in a warm lush of ambient bliss, as flooded by Fennesz. The reverberations of drone-like pads almost swallow the notes whole, occasionally letting them cut through the descending fog, and shoot up like a sparkling reflection of a dying star. Editors at Boomkat have said it best : "The fact that you're reading this review assumes you're of a certain musical disposition, and if you are in any way interested in the more beautiful things in life, the sensitive yet experimental end of modern music - pay close attention as this album is just about as good as it gets." A modern classical marvel. The latest from Fennesz is Transition EP (Touch, 2008), while Sakamoto released a collaboration with Christopher Willits, titled Ocean Fire (12k, 2008).
Runehammer
Cendre is a slow, moving, impressionistic collaboration of substantial quality between Fennesz and Sakamoto. Fennesz provides the sparse, sometimes-shimmering, sometimes-hazy atmospheric canvas upon which Sakamoto sprinkles his minimalist piano tinkles. Sakamoto's piano sings with emotive longingness (Haru, Trace, Abyss), flows like an unsettled river (Amorph, Mono, Kuni, Abyss), or flirts with the air with its chromatic sonorities (Aware, Oto, Cendre, Glow, Kokoro, Trace). As the final track, Abyss, fades off into an ethereal void thanks to Fennesz's magical touch, one emerges from an entranced state and realises what a beautiful album Cendre is.