Oren Ambarchi, Stefano Pilia, Massimo Pupillo; AitheinKarlrecords
KR 023 LP
Long Playing Record
Oren Ambarchi, Stefano Pilia, and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) team up for an instrumental trip bridging post-rock, drone, and improvisation. Limited 180-gram LP in silk-screened sleeve with artwork by Sara D'Uva.
Since the late '90s Oren Ambarchi has been exploring new ground as composer and multi-instrumentalist (mainly focusing on guitar), fusing a wide range of influences and inspiration from improvisation, contemporary music, modern electronics, and rock, and has been building an impressive catalog of solo and collaborative albums with such acclaimed artists as Keiji Haino, John Zorn, Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O'Rourke, Phill Niblock, Evan Parker, and Sunn O))).
Bassist Massimo Pupillo has gained high reputation as founding member of Italian jazz-core trio Zu and in different projects and collaborations with F.M. Einheit, Mats Gustafsson, Lasse Marhaug, and both Brötzmanns (Peter and Caspar).
Last but not least there's Stefano Pilia on guitar, member of the Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia trio and collaborator of Mike Watt (in Il Sogno del Marinaio), Rokia Traoré, David Tibet, John Parish, and Giuseppe Ielasi. On Aithein, recorded live in Bologna in April 2015, the three embark on a captivating trip that starts quietly with reductive sounds only to raise volume and intensity on its way toward a cathartic peak.
Oren Ambarchi: guitar, drums; Stefano Pilia: guitar; Massimo Pupillo: bass.