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Stunning document of the debut meeting of this international trio. Recorded live at the Playhouse, Kitakyushu, Japan in January 2009, Tima Formosa retains a mysteriously alien atmosphere throughout it's 3 lengthy explorations with Ambarchi's mesmerising textures and signature, deep guitar tones beautifully merging with O'Rourke's Tudor-esque piano-feedback interjections. Haino provides the icing on the cake via his melancholic, higher consciousness choral vocals and bewildering electronics. Co-released with the Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu with deluxe packaging designed by Stephen O'Malley of Sunn 0)))


released April 5, 2010

Oren Ambarchi: guitar
Jim O'Rourke: piano
Keiji Haino: vocals, flute, drum machine, electronics

Recorded live at the Playhouse, Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, Japan on January 8, 2009.
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose in Nov 2009.


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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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