Ambarchi / Flaherty, Corsano, Yeh
(Krayon Recordings) split 7-inch $9.00
The Flaherty, Corsano, Yeh Trio's oceans of bawling drum kit fire and fluttering string overtones fuse a complex web of ear asterism. Infiltrated by a woozy sax line that soon reduces in duration and increases the overall vehemence, with fragmented reed chewing rasp and roar joining myriad coordinates in this dense labyrinth of free magic. On the flip, an unexpected monolith from Ambarchi, stunningly crafted harmonic percolations of feedback glare, and riff particles slam into tantric drum force blast beats by Matt Skitz Sanders. Art by Paul Coors.
Devil Wolf Men
(Pica Disk - PICA010) 7-inch $10.00 (Out-of-stock)
A tapestry of location recordings and studio collaborations made during Ambarchi and Marhaug's tour of China in 2005.
Grapes From The Estate
(Southern Lord - SUNN61) 2xLP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)
Four side-long tracks of guitar exploration that begin with slowly layered, short electric guitar loops and build to haunting effect, as organ, drums, piano, tuned bells, percussion and strings increase the density. 180-gram vinyl. No idea if the vinyl is black (edition of 670) or purple (edition of 330).
(Staubgold) Used CD $5.00
Analog electronics and guitar fused together, a subtle and compelling realignment of Eastern and Western minimalist traditions.
(Jerker Productions - SKUN3) LP $45.00 (Out-of-stock)
Influenced by both the-then burgeoning Austrian/German scene of digital audio (Mego, Touch, Staubgold) and his love for the music of Feldman and Lucier, Ambarchi recorded his first solo LP at home in 1998 in one take. Calmer, more meditative, and textural than anything he'd done up to that point.