Release Date: Apr 30, 2012
Record label: Ash International
Genre(s): Electronic, Soundtracks, Stage & Screen
Austrian director Edgar Honetschläger imagines "a future world where life will be nothing but sensual" in his 2011 feature AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things. It makes sense that he turned to his fellow countryman Christian Fennesz to fill out the soundtrack. Fennesz has, after all, spent a large part of his career retreating from reality through a variety of musical forms.
In a certain sense writing a review about AUN: The Beginning & End of All Things by Christian Fennesz is a little like cracking a joke at a funeral. No matter how calmly or delicately your approach, it’ll come off as crass and indelicate. The sounds on this record swirl and rotate then rise and dissipate like rings of smoke. Describing it at all asks a gentle and guided hand.