AMBARCHI, OREN - SIMIAN ANGEL (LP)


"After a trilogy of spectacular explorations of relentlessly driving rhythms - Sagittarian Domain (2012), Quixotism (2014) and Hubris (2016) - Simian Angel finds Oren Ambarchi renewing his focus on his singular approach to the electric guitar, returning in part to the spacious canvases of classic releases like Grapes from the Estate while also following his muse down previously unexplored byways. Reflecting Ambarchi's profound love of Brazilian music - an aspect of his omnivorous musical appetite not immediately apparent in his own work until now - Simian Angel features the remarkable percussive talents of the legendary Cyro Baptista, a key part of the Downtown scene who has collaborated with everyone from John Zorn and Derek Bailey to Robert Palmer and Herbie Hancock. Like the music of Nana Vasconcelos and Airto Moreira, Simian Angel places Baptista's dexterous and rhythmically nuanced handling of traditional Brazilian percussion instruments into an unexpected musical context. Subtle yet complex, fleeting yet emotionally affecting, Simian Angel is an essential chapter in Ambarchi's restlessly exploratory oeuvre." (label info)
in stock | AT| 2019| EDITIONS MEGO | 17.90


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