Christian Fennesz's trademark sound combines guitar playing with digital techniques like granular synthesis. This style has been described as "Rock meets PowerBook". His oeuvre is far broader though - he's been at the forefront of digital music for many years now. Hotel Paral.lel won the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Digital Musics in 1999 along with Pita's Seven Tons For Free. At the frontier of contemporary music is Fennesz: a meticulous laptop conceptualist who weaves tangible melodies and glowing guitars through dense, symphonic electronica.