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Grapes from the estate

by Oren Ambarchi

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abdonoval it's been a long time since i was touched by a piece of music so profoundly when i heard it for the first time. absolute magic. thank you! Favorite track: Girl With The Silver Eyes.
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hellisnowlove I used to think sine waves were boring. Now I no longer think. Favorite track: Stars Aligned, Webs Spun.
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Cody Drasser I've been inundated and absolutely gobsmacked by wave after wave of the most beautiful, blissful and resplendent layers of sound since only recently discovering this album. This is the cleansing warmth of an audio bath, trickling down into and replenishing your atomic recesses. This is perfection. This is my forever music. Maybe it will become yours too? Favorite track: Remedios The Beauty.
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bread Remedios The Beauty is warming up by the fireplace while a winter storm pummels the outdoors. One of the most comforting things I've ever heard. Listen with good headphones. Favorite track: Remedios The Beauty.
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Oren Ambarchi's third solo project for Touch [after Suspension and Insulation] sees him reaching beyond the work for electric guitar that he's become recognised for, expanding his palette and taking his investigations into another sphere entirely. Grapes from the Estate features new instrumentation (strings, tuned bells, percussion and others that can only be guessed at), but the singular and unmistakable influence that Ambarchi exerts on these new materials is what makes it such an indelible work.

There is a reconciliation of his love of song-based music and his determination to deal in pure sound. The result is a work that truly eludes such arbitrary definitions. Grapes From The Estate is an all consuming experience that draws the listener out of an ordinary sense of time, into a world beyond it.

On more than any other release, his entire body of work to date can be experienced in a single statement. There are the seemingly random tonal structures that are such a large part of his vocabulary, the playfulness and humour of his formative noise schooling, his love of free jazz, of pop music, and rhythmic elements, perhaps subconsciously derived from his Sephardic heritage. Another outpouring of personal, intimate and enduring music from Oren Ambarchi.


released January 1, 2004


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Oren Ambarchi is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar, "re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it’s no longer easily identifiable as itself. Instead, it’s a laboratory for extended sonic investigation". (The Wire, UK). ... more

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