Reviews that mention Crys Cole

November 1, 2015

Oren Ambarchi

Live Knots
PAN 53

As committed to idiosyncratic improvisations as a yoga devotee is to the downward dog position, Melbourne-based guitarist Oren Ambarchi frequently twists his performances into quirky movements. That because during the decade plus he’s been maintaining this post-minimalist deportment his associates have moved to encompass not only grizzled Free Music veterans like Keith Rowe but experimenters whose primary allegiance is to Rock, noise, electronics or notated music. These live realizations of his “Knots” composition, recorded seven month apart in two cities in duo or with expanded personnel, prove this. Like fraternal twins of different sexes who have inherited disparate physiognomy, there’s a resemblance, but no more than would arise from any music created by the same composer. MORE