Jun 13, 2012
How does one describe the void with sound? Oren Ambarchi, staple of sonic renderers Sunn O))), seems to isolate that definition in his explorative guitar work, a drawn out din. It plumbs the depths of the sonic landscape, and slides comfortably along it's nadir to bring us a form of slow, wailing, soul-reaving music that betrays the tradition of Ambarchi's common collaborators - experimental leviathans like Christian Fennesz, Keiji Haino, and John Zorn and stalwart labels Southern Lord and Touch. This multi-instrumentalist transforms and catapults his worldly guitar sounds into the hum of alien transmissions. In the artist's latest, Audience of One, we're offered the lilting, honeyed tones of tracks like "Salt" that sound like a breezy float down the river Styx or a final, breathless ascension.
Ambarchi performs solo on June 18 with the equally intrepid Mamiffer (featuring a member of ISIS!) and Daniel Menche.
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