ALBUM REVIEW: King Midas Sound & Fennesz – Edition 1 | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 18.9.15

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A year after releasing the finest album of 2014 as The Bug, restless innovator and musical omnivore Kevin Martin is back in King Midas Sound guise for a collaboration with Austrian musician Christian Fennez, the first of four such ventures. The degree of collaboration varies: some tracks – the lovely On My Mind, the yearning Loving Or Leaving, Roger Robinson’s heart-breaking spoken piece Melt – see Fennesz adding flavour to what are very much King Midas Sound songs. On others – especially the stunning, 13-minute Above Water – Fennesz’s trademark sound is to the fore, gorgeous washes of texture and opiated melody dubbed up by Martin. A fine start to the series, it’s exciting wondering who the other collaborators will be.

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