TTW#65 - Oren Ambarchi - Amulet
Edition #1 - cassette only – limited edition of 150 copies
SOLD OUT AT SOURCE
Edition #2 - cassette only – clear shell, limited edition of 100 copies
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iPhone recordings assembled at Chez Cole, Winnipeg, July 2013.
Oren Ambarchi live recordings assembled on Cheryl Cole's iPhone at her house in Winnipeg. Not really, but it's that's how I first misread the description. Amulet actually presents two iPhone recordings assembled at Chez Cole, Winnipeg, July 2013 by the inestimable Oren Ambarchi. We've no further info but from what we can hear these are rudimentary iPhone recordings excerpted and crudely edited from a live performance (a shard of applause possibly gives the game away) between rippling, dynamically spaced percussions and ghostly drones, reminding at once of Mike Weis's ‘Loop Current / Raft’ LP, a gaseous echo of Eli Keszler or a passage from some Zoviet*France ritual. Already sold out at source this one.
Vital Weekly (NL):
I know Oren Ambarchi is always busy but somehow I don’t seem to keep up with his work. Here we have two pieces of “iPhone recordings assembled at Chez Cole, Winnipeg, July 2013”, whatever that may mean. A montage of various recordings? An impromptu recording of some kind – there is applause during the first piece – but maybe it's a field recording of some kind? It’s, as said, hard to say. There is some vague metallic percussion somewhere, there is some humming (which could be a drone of some kind, or some ventillation shaft of another kind), and maybe there is some guitar, somewhere. It's a totally vague and obscure release, and I think it's great. One of those things you keep wondering about.