The Return of Fenn O’Berg

Mego (Vinyl LP, CD) ✖ Released: 08.2002 ✖ Buy:

Fenn O’Berg (Christian Fennesz, Jim O’Rourke and Peter Rehberg) first hit the scene after a surprise appearance at the Nickelsdorf Festival in 1997.

By 2002, the group’s live output was drastically reduced due to all three members schedules moving in different directions. Only two performances were committed that year, and although the sound was more polished and one could even suggest that ‘they knew what they were doing’, their polarising effect was still there. One show was a sold out overenthusiastic Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the other a miserable ‘count them on one hand’ turnout at a jazz club in Vienna. Edited highlights of these shows made up “The Return Of…”