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... Minus Sixteen Degrees 51'08". Originally released by Touch in 1999, this is Christian Fennesz's second full-length solo album after the highly-acclaimed Hotel Paral. Lel (Mego, 1997). Fittingly, "+47° 56' 37" -16° 51' 08" takes it's title from the coordinates of Fennesz's backyard garden, the site of the open-air studio where these tracks were created. Initial copies came in an oversized gatefold card sleeve, with booklet insert; the second edition was in standard jewel case format. This third edition is in digipak format with unaltered audio. The album has been out-of-print for two years and was Fennesz's first solo album for Touch, preceding his breakthrough Endless Summer (Mego, 2001). Anticipating his next album, the Black Sea (Touch, 2008), on +40º..., Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. His lush and luminous compositions are anything but sterile computer experiments. They resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece.