OREN AMBARCHI live
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).
Oren Ambarchi’s works are hesitant and tense extended songforms located in the cracks between several schools: modern electronics and processing; laminal improvisation and minimalism; hushed, pensive songwriting; the deceptive simplicity and temporal suspensions of composers such as Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier; and the physicality of rock music, slowed down and stripped back to its bare bones, abstracted and replaced with pure signal.
In the last years, Asfast (aka Leon Leder) has established himself between Deconstructed Club Music and Dark Ambient. Originally socialized in the Breakcore scene, which also had a strong Metal impact, Leon Leder merges his diverse influences in order to create a new level of aesthetic entity called „The Prime Same“. He almost skips musical measures while using a slow narrative linked to oddly rough and intrusive rhythm passages. These noteworthy characteristics emphasize the idiosyncratic sound world of Asfast. While „Altar“ (Amen Records, 2018) already revealed moments of mysticism and symbolism, „The Prime Same“ sets out to deepen these impacts by deconstructing genre boundaries. Asfast celebrates a ritual, which faces the conflict of accessibility and confrontation without losing its inherence and particular focus.
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