Fennesz  (Touch)

Christian Fennesz’s 2001 breakthrough Endless Summer wasn’t an especially bright record.

Black Sea, though, lives up to the darkness of its title.

Stretched out over eight tracks and 52 minutes, it’s thick with the kind of richly textured guitar atmospherics that have long been Fennesz’s signature, walls of sound strung out on distortion.

Perfume For Winter is more approachable, but the record’s at its best on the title track and Glide. Beautiful. WILL FULFORD-JONES