Oren Ambarchi – Triste 1 – Remake
Oren Ambarchi – solo guitar recorded live at Extrapool, Nijmegen June 14, 2001
Live sound by Peter Stellingwerff
Remixed by Tom Recchion – hammond organ, tape loops, synth, cd players
Originally released on IDEA records (LP + 7″) & Southern Lord (CD), USA
Oren Ambarchi’s works are hesitant and tense extended songforms located in the cracks between several schools: modern electronics and processing; laminal improvisation and minimalism; hushed, pensive songwriting; the deceptive simplicity and temporal suspensions of composers such as Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier; and the physicality of rock music, slowed down and stripped back to its bare bones, abstracted and replaced with pure signal.
From the late 90’s his experiments in guitar abstraction and extended technique have led to a more personal and unique sound-world incorporating a broader palette of instruments and sensibilities. On releases such as Grapes From The Estate and In The Pendulum’s Embrace Ambarchi employed glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums and percussion, creating fragile textures as light as air which tenuously coexist with the deep, wall-shaking bass tones derived from his guitar.
Ambarchi has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Fennesz, Charlemagne Palestine, Thomas Brinkmann, Keiji Haino, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Merzbow, Jim O’Rourke, Keith Rowe, Phill Niblock, John Tilbury, Sunn 0))), Evan Parker, Crys Cole, Akio Suzuki and many more.
Ambarchi has released numerous recordings for labels such as Touch, Editions Mego, Black Truffle, Kranky, Southern Lord and Tzadik.