Originally released in 2001 by Peter Rehberg's Editions Mego imprint, Endless Summer was a breakthrough album for Austrian experimental musician Christian Fennesz. This 2010 re-issue is the definitive edition, newly mixed by Fennesz himself and featuring two brand new compositions. Following the more obtuse and the Beach Boys homage , Endless Summer '06 saw Fennesz mixing the heavily processed guitars to the front, while pushing the electronics crackling and shimmering to the background further extending the albums reputation into the timeless.
His misappropriation of the Beach Boys harmonic and melodic sound palette is evident here like never before. Cutting through the warm fuzzy wall of sound are lacerating melody lines and skipping tone bursts of colour; especially in the quivering marimba drive of "Caecilia", the hypnotic Oval pulse in "Before I Leave", and the towering granular scrape of "Happy Audio". Endless Summer would go on to top many end of year polls, but more importantly it raised the bar high, setting a benchmark in sonic exploration and fractured, pop deconstruction.
(The two extra titles included are: "Badminton Girl", originally released in 2001 as part of the Split #15 12" with Main on Fat Cat Records (12FAT045), now out of print. "Endless", previously unreleased.")
The limited vinyl edition contains "Ohne Sonne" and "47 Blues" previously only available on the Japenese CD versions. As well as an new extended version of "Happy Audio" exclusive to this release.