AMBARCHI, OREN & MARTIN NG FEAT. ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING - THE VANISHING (2LP)


"The Vanishing is the long-awaited return of abstract electronic duo Oren Ambarchi & Martin Ng, in a remarkable collaboration with the acclaimed new music group Ensemble Offspring. Working togetherwith the ensemble in 2013 for a series of concerts & recording sessions, Ambarchi & Ng developed a suite of pieces that build on the distinctive sonic language established by their three previous duo albums - released between 2000 & 2006 - of ringing bell-like tones & sustained hums with a new palette of acoustic textures. Recording material together as a duo as they had in the past, Ambarchi & Ng then supervised Ensemble Offspring as they recreated these recordings on their instruments, using the original recordings as audio scores. The result is a disorienting play of mirroring & imitation that blurs the boundaries between acoustic & electronic sound. On the opening piece, the aptly named 'Simulacrum I', bowed violin harmonics mimic feedback tones & dispersed vibraphone attacks recall the glitching bell textures prominent in Ambarchi & Ng's earlier work for electric guitar & turntable, which were themselves often uncannily reminiscent of acoustic sounds such as Tibetan prayer bowls. On 'Woods', two vibrating bass drums create an ominous landscape of rumbling tones that call to mind Ambarchi's past work with abstract doom lords Sunn O))). Channelling giants of 20th century music such as Giacinto Scelsi & Luigi Nono, as well as " (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | AU| 2019| HOSPITAL HILL | 49.90


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