Oren Ambarchi: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Festival, Memorial Auditorium (Raleigh, NC) – Streaming Full Set

September 27, 2012

[Photo by Jeremy D Larson. See his Flickr stream [HERE]]

Oren Ambarchi was a very special pickup for this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival. The world-renowned electronic guitarist and percussionist not only doesn’t spend a ton of time touring stateside, but is an especially rare sight in North Carolina. A frequent collaborator with the band sunn O))), Ambarchi’s work stretches the limits of music and the guitar as conventionally understood, with stretched-out song structures that are more dissonant soundscapes than proper songs. Coming on at Memorial Auditorium just before sunn O)))’s festival-closing set was an appropriate slot for Ambarchi and a logical move in terms of fan base; most who showed up in the hall knew what to expect (as much as anything that Ambarchi does is “expected”).  This 32-minute improvisation is classic Ambarchi, and an excellent introduction to his work for those hearing him for the first time.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones in the cardiod setting from the optimal position in the venue. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Oren Ambarchi
Hopscotch Music Festival
Memorial Auditorium
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, DFC, 10ft, DIN)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (light eq, set fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC

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