Ambarchi, Oren / Audience Of One
Album: Audience Of One   Collection:General
Artist:Ambarchi, Oren   Added:Mar 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-04-29 Pull Date: 2012-07-01 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 20 May 13
Airplays: 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 20, 2014: The Proselytizer Radio News Hour in a House in Space
4. Nov 01, 2013: Aw porei yeh
2. Jun 12, 2014: The Final Aporeia
5. Jun 15, 2013: Midnight Catharsis
3. Jan 08, 2014: hitchhikin' outta Medford
6. Apr 25, 2013: Catharsis

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2012-04-23
Experimental rock/ambient. Ambarchi is a guitarist and composer who can appeal to both the academic crowd and the indie-friendly listeners. This record gives treatment to a whole breadth of different genres -- it features everything from driving free rock to psychoacoustic chill textures to droning ambience. The man’s pedigree is impeccable, but if we must mention who he’s worked with: Sunn O))), Fennesz, O’Rourke, Merzbow, Keiji Haino, etc. Stylistically diverse and most of it is not “difficult,” so check this out. No FCCs.

*1. Dreamy ambient and spacious electronic keys with Paul Duncan (of synth-pop band Warm Ghost) on vocals. Sounds very similar to recent Eluvium. (5:32)
*2. Incredible, lengthy free rocker. Pulsing jazz cymbal rhythm, electronic buzzy feedback and overdriven guitar spastic distorted improv. Ends with sparse splattering electronics. (33:23)
3. Slow, restrained, bare, sustained tones and uncomfortable, yet pretty vocals. gapless transition into track 4. (6:41)
4. Ace Frehley cover. Dreamy summer lounging with electronic drum loop and pleasant melodic guitar bob. Pop? (8:20)

Track Listing
1. Salt   3. Passage
2. Knots   4. Fractured Mirror