emego103 - 2010
After a hiatus of almost 9 years, the legendary trio of Christian Fennesz, Jim O\'Rourke and Peter Rehberg aka Fenn O\'Berg have returned with a new studio album. Technically, the first studio album as previous releases were edits of live performances. They spent a week in Studio GOK Sound, Tokyo to lay down some stunning electronic works. Whereas previously the emphasis was on a chaotic blend of found samples mangled through their mobile computing systems to create a humorous, oddball sound, In Stereo implements a more wider instrumental palette of analog and digital synthesis, guitar, piano, bass and percussion. What they do maintain is the ability to make a near-psychedelic audio blend, where it\'s impossible to determine who does what.