Fennesz and Jon Wozencroft let Liquid Music simmer for 11 years, release it now that it’s nice and tender

Fennesz and Jon Wozencroft let Liquid Music simmer for 11 years, release it now that it's nice and tender

Famed electronic composer Christian Fennesz was in the grocery store. Eggs, butter, apples, asparagus, and some laundry detergent. He thought he had everything he needed, but something was missing. No matter how he racked his brain, Fennesz just couldn’t figure it out. Once again, standing firm on his anti-list policy had proved his downfall. What was it? What could it be? Salmon? No, Fennesz had some salmon in his freezer. Then it hit him. He had completely forgotten to release Liquid Music, the film he made in 2001 with Touch Records founder Jon Wozencroft.

Fennesz pulled out his phone and dialed Wozencroft’s number, not caring that his cart was halfway-blocking the aisle. “Jon! Jon! We have to release Liquid Music! We completely forget about it,” Fennesz cried. Out in Touch headquarters, Wozencroft sighed to himself. As he had before, Wozencroft explained to his friend, “Fennesz, we didn’t forget to release Liquid Music. We didn’t release it because DVD mastering techniques have never been advanced enough to capture the water footage we filmed on Hi-8 and mini-DV between 1995 and 2001 in Prague, Paxos, Crete, Cephalonia, Messinia, London, and, um, I think there was a short clip from Monterey Bay.”

Fennesz was briefly stunned, before remembering that Jon had, in fact, explained this before. They had premiered the video back in the Touch 2001 tour, around the time he put out Endless Summer. Since then, they had shown the piece during dedicated screenings and live projections. “Right, right, Jon. Sorry about that. I really wish we could put that out, though,” Fennesz replied.

A smile formed on Wozencroft’s face. “I have good news, buddy,” he said. “We have put it out. It’s out now through Touch, as a USB stick. It contains the .mov file, along with text files and images. Hell, I even already told FACT about it.”

“Wonderful news, Jon,” Fennesz said. “Now, I have to finish my shopping. And, oh, you know what, artichoke hearts. That’s what I need to get.”

• Fennesz: http://www.fennesz.com
• Touch: http://www.touchmusic.org.uk

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