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Oren Ambarchi: Live Knots

Read "Live Knots" reviewed by John Eyles

"Knots" was originally a thirty-three minute track that was the centrepiece of Oren Ambarchi's album Audience of One (Touch, 2012). On the elaborate production, Ambarchi's own guitars, autoharp and percussion were joined by strings and French horn arranged by Eyvind Kang, plus drummer Joe Talia and vocalist Stephen Fandrich. Being full of drama and variety, the piece was an obvious choice for Ambarchi to take on the road, which he duly did in 2013. Now come the recordings that resulted ...

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Oren Ambarchi and Eli Keszler: Alps

Read "Alps" reviewed by John Eyles

A release on the Dancing Wayang label is always cause for celebration for several reasons. Firstly, they are few and far between, with Alps being only the label's ninth release since it began issuing records in 2007; rarely do two appear in a year, and never more than two--which makes 2014 a special year as Alps follows the release of Motion by N.E.W. earlier in the year. Secondly, the reason for their scarcity is that each Dancing Wayang release is ...


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