Leone by Loren Connors & Oren Ambarchi on Family Vineyard Records

Loren Connors & Oren Ambarchi - Leone


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Leone is the first meeting of electric guitarists Loren Connors and Oren Ambarchi. It's somewhat surprising it's taken this long as these two are connected by ongoing collaborators, like Jim O'Rourke and Keiji Haino. Connors, for more than 40 years, developed an iconic sound tethered to radical permutations of the blues. Ambarchi's own multi-decade transfiguration of the guitar inhabits a rarefied realm of abstracted tones and dissonance pitched between improvisation and composition. 
This album, like its title, is a sum of parts: solo performances by Connors and Ambarchi bookend a duo. On 'Lorn,' Connors unravels an aggressive ternary form, with an opening section wrapped in distortion and extreme phasing that contrasts against ghostly, distant single notes. Ambarchi's 'Nor,' supplants a guitar performance with melodic, shifting organ-like tones that are swallowed into a fluttering, glitchy squall. On 'Ronnel,' the duo, each audio landscape created by the two slowly rotates and overlaps the other, as if each is drawing the other's portrait on opposite sides of a translucent sheet. 


  1. Lorn [22:34] 
  2. Ronnel [12:18] 
  3. Nor [11:18] 


  • US import 
  • Sleeve illustration by Marissa Huber 
  • Edition of 500 copies 
  • Contains download coupon 



see also: 
Oren Ambarchi - Sagittarian Domain   LP | CD 
Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Oren Ambarchi - Each side has a depth of 5 seconds A polka dot pattern in horizontal array A flickering that moves vertically   LP 
Oren Ambarchi - Live Hubris   LP 
Loren Connors & David Grubbs - Arborvitae   LP  
Loren Connors - Beautiful Dreamer   10" 
Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - Sand In My Shoe   LP 
Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - Restless Faithful Desperate   LP 
Kath Bloom & Loren Connors - Moonlight   LP 


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