Oren Ambarchi / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin :: Ghosted II

This second round of Ghosted rides a sinuous pulse, a tricky pop of rhythm playing out over multi-toned drumheads, a subtle nod of bass, a flame-like fluctuation of tone and feedback. Oren Ambarchi who more typically works in the studio, layering texture on texture in post-production, here again sinks into a live, intuitive groove, reacting on the fly to long-time compatriots Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin.

The Aquarium Drunkard Interview :: Oren Ambarchi

Experimental guitarist Oren Ambarchi is one of music’s most prolific and inventive collaborators, working with everyone from Keith Rowe and Keiji Haino to Jim O’Rourke and Merzbow in largely improvised sessions, then layering the results into intricate constructed pieces that blur the boundaries between jazz, noise, rock, minimalism, drone and electronics.

Oren Ambarchi :: Simian Angel

AD contributor Tyler Wilcox has spent the last few weeks trying to wrap his head around Oren Ambarchi’s latest, a collaboration with famed Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista. But Simian Angel is slippery — it sounds different every time you spin it. New details emerge, textures shift, grooves come undone. What feels soothing and meditative on one listen seems to skirt the edges of disquieting dissonance on the next.