„On a day when your transmission drops to the asphalt and the humidity’s enough to fry brains, Oren Ambarchi’s resonating, disembodied guitarisms establish a soothing alternate universe.“
– Pitchfork Media
“Nearly four decades into a career spent shattering boundaries, the Parisian experimentalist [offers] fractured, distortion-soaked soundtracks.”
– Time Out
Richard Pinhas, the founder of 70s progressive legends Heldon, is one of the most uncompromising artists on the international rock scene, having remained constantly innovative and true to his personal artistic vision for 40 years and some 35 full length releases.
Oren Ambarchi is a guitarist, drummer and sound-artist who has performed and/or recorded with a huge array of artists, including Fennesz, John Zorn, Jim O’Rourke, Otomo Yoshihide, Evan Parker, Merzbow and others. Since 2004, he has worked with the avant-metal band Sunn O))), contributing to many of their releases and side- projects.
Pinhas and Ambarchi first recorded together when Ambarchi contributed to recordings that were eventually tied together with other contributors into Pinhas‘ 2013’s release Desolation Row. Since that time they have been working on ideas, recordings and concert / live collaborations.
The personnel for Tikkun is: Oren Ambarchi-guitar, loops Richard Pinhas-guitar, synth guitar, effects Joe Talia-drums, effects Masami Akita (Merzbow)-loops, noise, effects Duncan Pinhas-sequences, effects, noise Eric Borelva-additional drums Interestingly, Richard specifically thinks of this album as a duo project that was conceived as a duo project for himself and Oren, despite the very effective contributions of the other four musicians.
The music on Tikkun, which consists of three very lengthy tracks, comes across as a very tasty cross between the heavy, synth-driven, sequencer beats of classic Heldon and the much more noisier aspects of Pinhas‘ work over the last decade.
Oren Ambarchi Guitar, Spirit and Loops
Richard Pinhas Guitar, Analog Synth Guitar and FX
Joe Talia DrumZ, FX and Mix
Masami Akita (Merzbow) Loop, Noiz and FX
Duncan Pinhas Sequences, FX and NoiZ
Eric Borelva Additional DrumZ
Tikkun was recorded in Paris at Heldon and 314 Studio, 2013.
Recording engineer: Pierre Yves ROUPIN, Studio 314.
Mixed by Joe TALIA, December 2013, Brunswick, Australia.
All tracks composed by Richard PINHAS and Oren AMBARCHI.
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