Fennesz

Vienna-based guitarist Christian Fennesz is one of the many artists associated with the noted Editions Mego label, which releases mostly free-form ambient and experimental electronica. Similar in some respects to the work of Seefeel or Experimental Audio Research, Fennesz's six-string soundscapes are both darker than the former and more complex and intricate than the latter, combining dense, multi-layered sheets of treated guitar and synth with thin, odd-metered electronic percussion and engaging sampler work. A former member of Austrian underground experimental rock group Maische, Fennesz has also worked with numerous notable musicians, with one of his most extensive collaborations being Fenn O'Berg with Mego co-founder Peter "Pita" Rehberg and Jim O'Rourke. Fennesz has also performed ensemble pieces for conceptual and multimedia art installations.