Monday, October 3, 2011

Oren Ambarchi & Jim O'Rourke - Indeed

1. Indeed A
2. Indeed B

Following their work together on remixes and in trio with Keiji Haino, 'Indeed' is the first proper full-length collaboration between Oren Ambarchi and Jim O'Rourke. Recorded in Tokyo, January 2011, the piece takes form as one long electroacoustic meander with both artists operating at the more meditative and reserved end of their respective abilities and disciplines. The label compare the session to "...the warm post-minimalism of composers like Alvin Curran, David Behrman and Luciano Cilio" and "...the collective textural and melodic personality of their respective solo albums filtered through the highpoints of the Lovely Music catalogue", which we'll happily concur. Side A opens though a passage of frictional electro-acoustics before calmly coursing along rich, humming subbass tones joined by quietly rippling marimba-like rhythms and dissolving into languorous drones and deft spatial detailing. Side B continues to meditate on these drones before more playful, high-pitched dissonance carries to the end.

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