Ambarchi, Oren / Grapes From the Estate
Album: Grapes From the Estate   Collection:General
Artist:Ambarchi, Oren   Added:Jul 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-02 Pull Date: 2004-10-03 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8
Airplays: 3 1 2 2 1 3 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 20, 2014: The Proselytizer Radio News Hour in a House in Space
Girl with the Silver Eyes
4. Feb 07, 2009: Lost and Found
2. Nov 26, 2012: Catharsis
Remedios the Beauty
5. Sep 20, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
3. Jan 22, 2010: The Courtesy Flush
6. Jan 10, 2006: Rock in a Position
Remedios the Beauty

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-07-15
Experimentalist creates tones with treated and modified guitars that defy the senses. All very ambient, hypnotic, chill, though some are chill intrumental song-like. The effect is often that of pioneering Eno or Eliane Radigue, with slow to build hypnotic sine waves and subtle simple sparse yet simultaneously complex with dense beauty. Australian composer.

Tracks 1,4 are experimental
Tracks 2,3 are more “accessable”.
All great.

1) slow build up of looping harmonizing sine waves, stunningly beautiful, hard to believe this is all guitar
2) more tones, then brushed drums appear subtle yet striking in their effect and pretty guitars and quiet Hammond organ make this almost songlike, accessable
3) looping, almost like a looped sample from a prog jazz or post rock piece at first, chill, drums appear, strings and it all gets very songlike, long
4) long, similar to track 1 with building hypnotic layers of tones

Track Listing
1. Corkscrew   3. Remedios the Beauty
2. Girl with the Silver Eyes   4. Stars Aligned, Webs Spun