Fennesz ‎– Plays

Moikai ‎– M5
CD, Single, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Paint It Black
Written-By – Jagger-Richards
2 Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
Written-By – B. Wilson*, T. Asher*

Companies, etc.


  • Performer [Played By]Fennesz


Comes in a card slipcase.
Reissue on compact-disc of the original 7" (Mego, Plays, 1998).

"Made in Canada" - on sticker

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 81484 90052 8
  • Barcode (String): 781484900528
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L871
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI8134
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8119
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): AD/CA 33220 1 7 <585> M5CD

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MEGO 020 Fennesz Plays(7", Single) Mego MEGO 020 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
eMEGO 020 Fennesz Plays(10", RE) Editions Mego eMEGO 020 Austria 2006 Sell This Version


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October 6, 2011

Anybody who knows about the time and context this bomb of a 7inch was getting released, knows also the importance of this record; once called by Jim O'Rourke "the best 7" ever released" in his 'Wire's jukebox', it is, to my point of view (shared by many others who lived the rise of that avant-garde era soon to become a jungle full of pale imitators), Fennesz's masterpiece and without a doubt a seminal piece of wax that changed the face of the avant-garde on a level so profound that it's still remains the best achievement in his field. Lots have tried to reach that perfection, none ever did & none will ever do; simply timeless and historic, this could sometimes become a prison of sort for the creator of such a work; hopefully, as it is a 7", it never publicly surfaced like other Fennesz's albums did, putting him in an optimal situation to continue to produce highly qualitative music afterwards and ultimately reach the recognition he's the only avant-garde electronic soundscapes wizard sculptors to have managed to gain. Nevertheless, when I'm listening to "...Plays", I still can't stop this nostalgic feeling 'caused by the surreal hope that I may one day hear an album of that calibre; but that's part of what's makes "...Plays" so appealing: this conciseness and absolute clarity. One in a million!


March 30, 2006
edited over 15 years ago

Its almost impossible to recognize the samples used, but these two tracks will leave you wanting more. They are pretty short. No reason to pass this one up if you're a Fennesz fan and aren't hurting for money. its really short