Thursday, July 26, 2007

Oren Ambarchi - Grapes From the Estate

1. Corkscrew
2. Girl With the Silver Eyes
3. Remedios the Beauty
4. Stars Aligned, Web Spun

If only Mr. Ambarchi would release more works without outside collaborators. His work with Sunn O))), Johan Berthling and Keith Rowe have all been fascinating at worst, but his solo output is what truly shines. The minimal nature of his method often drown under or take a backseat to his collaborators. "Corkscrew" is a gorgeous drone of textures... working with an electric guitar, pedals and other electronics, Ambarchi creates luscious soundscapes to die for, and Grapes From the Estate is absolutely no exception.

Top notch.


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