Fennesz ‎– Venice

Touch ‎– TO:53
CD, Album

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1 Rivers Of Sand 4:42
2 Château Rouge 6:40
3 City Of Light 6:34
4 Onsra 0:20
5 Circassian 5:49
6 Onsay 1:08
7 The Other Face 3:25
8 Transit
Lyrics By, Vocals [Uncredited] – David Sylvian
9 The Point Of It All 5:01
10 Laguna 2:56
11 Asusu 0:55
12 The Stone Of Impermanence 6:37

Companies, etc.



Recorded on location in Venice, July 2003, Amann Studios, Vienna, Jan-Feb 2004.
Mastered @ Skye Mastering.

Tracks 1 to 7 and 9 to 12 published by Touch Music (MCPS).
Track 8 published by Touch Music_Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Made in England.
℗ and © 2004 Touch.

Released in six-panel Digipak with clear tray.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 027803145320
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5027803145320
  • Matrix / Runout: deluxe TO53 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould ring): MADE IN THE UK BY DISCTRONICS
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0416
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0493
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0418
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0482
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0431

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TO:53 Fennesz Venice(CD, Album, RE) Touch TO:53 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DNCD 014 Fennesz Venice(CD, Album) Digital Narcis Corporation,. Ltd. DNCD 014 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
TO53V Fennesz Venice (10th Anniversary Edition)(14xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Touch TO53V UK 2014
TO:53v Fennesz Venice(2xLP, Album) Touch TO:53v UK 2014 Sell This Version
TO53 Fennesz Venice(12xFile, WAV, Album) Touch TO53 Europe Unknown


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April 20, 2014

VENICE might bring up images of gondolas, canals and Piazza San Marco, but Fennesz has a different view: the refractions and wanderings of "Rivers Of Sand," for instance, or the drifting warmth of "Château Rouge" that suddenly surges forward. But "City Of Light" stays on the ambient side, with long, sustained tones, and "Circassian" loads on the layers of guitar haze. "Transit" introduces more of an industrial feel at its start before David Sylvian brings his croon to bear, while "The Point of It All" returns to moody atmospherics. The album ends with the noisier "The Stone of Impermanence," which goes to show that Fennesz's view of Venice is surely a personal -- albeit beautiful -- one.


February 4, 2014

This album (his best in my opinion) needs a vinyl reissue BADLY!


February 8, 2012
This piece of work blends together seamlessly,creating an atmosphere of liquid pleasure,it holds together so well,listen to this as the sun sets with a chilled glass of wine,BLISS.


April 1, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

If you like My Bloody Valentine, shoegazing, anything lush and thick you must buy this album. I won Fennesz's Plays, Hotel Parallel, Return of the Fennoberg and this one, which I picked up just the other day. Venice is prolly the best cd I've picked up since the Snare's HCCBU came out. It has the electronic equivalent to droning guitars playing over slight pops and bubbles of pleasant electronic goodness, like listening to sun light pouring down upon and streaming over the ocean as waves roll over dancing fish. Its great.