The two avant-garde giants will release It's Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry in June.
The two experimental heavyweights—Fennesz known for his ambient work with guitar and synths, and O'Rourke known for all kinds of music, including roots rock—have long orbited around each other, but It's Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry is the first record they've released as a duo. (They previously collaborated with Mego head Peter Rehberg as the Fenn O'Berg trio.)
It's Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry comprises two side-long tracks recorded in Japan last September, according to Juno Plus. The label calls the album a "warm electronic adventure," with "O’Rourke’s gurgling harmonies swimming amongst the shimmering frequencies and strummed melodies produced by Fennesz." Have a listen to an excerpt below.
01. I Just Want You To Stay
02. Wouldn't Wanna Be Swept Away
Editions Mego will release It's Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry on June 24th, 2016.