Oren Ambarchi & Eli Keszler ALPS – new LP out now
Today marks the release of ALPS – the first collaborative album by Oren Ambarchi and Eli Keszler. It is available for purchase HERE.
Two side-long pieces that mix improv, noise, rock, and drone, Alps is never an easy listen but always a compelling one. Both musicians are compulsive collaborators, with individual oeuvres that span all those genres and others yet to be labelled, and this album reflects and distills their hard-working heritage. They have a similar approach to questioning the fundamentals and exploring the sonic properties of their chosen instruments in a way that is informed by musical theory and learning but manifests itself in a defiantly non-academic, visceral and physical sound, both in intent and experience.
Listen to Alps I extract: http://bit.ly/1qhT2QQ
A truly international record, Alps was recorded at our usual haunt Eastcote Studios, London. Mixed by Oren and Joe Talia in Melbourne, it was then mastered and cut by Rashad Becker in Berlin and finally pressed onto 180 gram black virgin vinyl by Record Industry in the Netherlands.
Wrapped in hand-screenprinted and hand-numbered fold out sleeves designed by Eli specifically for this LP, Alps also features insightful and rather appetizing liner notes by C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core).
The first 100 copies are accompanied by our customary free 3″ bonus CDR featuring an exclusive mix called Alps Combined. On top of that a free digital download of the album is available with each direct purchase of the vinyl from us.
For the first time we are also selling a very limited number of cover art posters. Screenprinted on 300 gsm heavy Heritage White paper in London by the Dancing Wayang crew, these would look amazing framed! Purchase one by selecting the relevant option HERE.
And finally a reminder that, in celebration of our ninth release, we are offering a 15% discount on all of our previous in-stock LPs from now until the end of the month. This includes the recently released album Motion by N.E.W. of which we have only a few copies left. If you don’t own Peter Evans‘s solo platter, Astral Social Club‘s ecstatic cacophony or Directing Hand‘s beautiful and dramatic free-folk LP, this is a good time to complete your collection!