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Persona

by Oren Ambarchi

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Originally released in 2000 as a limited vinyl only album on E.R.S. and then remastered and reissued on CD on Black Truffle in 2009. Both editions are now out-of-print.

Original CD reissue press release:
'Persona' was recorded in February 2000, just a week after the 'Afternoon Tea' collaboration with Fennesz, Pimmon, Pita and Keith Rowe. Utilizing a raw and spontaneous approach like the 'Stacte' series of solo releases, Ambarchi recorded the pieces on 'Persona' at home in a day, only using his guitar, a handful of effect pedals and a boombox as a monitor(!).

Considered to be a sister release to Ambarchi’s acclaimed 'Suspension' album on Touch, the material on Persona (originally released on E.R.S. in a tiny edition of 300) was only heard by a handful of listeners. From the late 90’s his experiments in guitar abstraction and extended technique led to a more personal and unique soundworld and 'Persona' was an early document of this direction.

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released April 1, 2000

Tracks 1 & 2:
Guitar recorded 16 Feb 2000 at Jerker House,
Track 3:
Guitar recorded 17 Feb 2000 at Jerker House.

All tracks mixed 2 March 2000 at Big Jesus Burger by Oren Ambarchi & Chris Townend.

LP originally released in an edition of 300 on ERS in 2000.
Remastered Dec 2008 at Moose by Lachlin Carrick.

Photo by Jeff Carey.

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Oren Ambarchi Australia

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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