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Oren Ambarchi - In The Pendulum's Embrace
If you witnessed a show by Sunn 0))), you most likely have seen Oren Ambarchi play as well. This Australian dude is a regular client of drone masters Sunn 0))), but he of course also releases his own ambient records. This my first encounter with one of those, after seeing him live numerous times now.
 
While Sunn 0))) usually tries to go as low as possible, Oren Ambarchi’s solo work is a lot lighter and easier to digest. His main instrument is a guitar, but this is (mostly) used in a way that 99% of all guitarists never even think about. The music on In The Pendulum’s Embrace is a highly relaxing ambient album, that even carries some form of spirituality in it if you ask me. Meditative ambient drones created by guitars are accompanied by instruments such as bells, harmonicas and even the slightest bit of drums. All brought to you in the calmest, mildest form of music.
 
Personally I like the last track ‘Trailing Moss In Mystic Glow’ the best for it’s ‘lead’ acoustic guitars, which adapt a more important role as the song progresses. It has something mystic about it, and it is in a higher tempo than the other two songs. But all three songs are great music for relaxation, meditation, having intercourse or just falling asleep. I like all (if you count smoking pot for meditation), so this record will make quite some spins in the future here. How ‘bout you?
Oren Ambarchi - In The Pendulum's Embrace
88/1001Details Touch Music
Released on Tuesday Oct 23rd, 2007
Ambient

Writer @DemonDust on Monday Oct 29th, 2007

Tags: #Oren Ambarchi
Tracklisting 1. Fever, A Warm Poison
2. Inamorata
3. Trailing Moss In Mystic Glow
Line up Oren Ambarchi - acoustic and electric guitars, bells, glass harmonica, drums, voice
Veren Grigorov - strings on 'Inamorata'