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.
This is a live performance of the duo. It was recorded at Paris' main venue for experimental music, Les Instants Chavires, October 29, 2013.
released May 27, 2014
Paris - Part One - TnVO was recorded live in Paris, October 29, 2013 at
INTSTANTS CHAVIRES, Montreuil, France.
“Paris - Part One – TnVO” composed by Richard PINHAS and Oren AMBARCHI, October 2013.
Oren AMBARCHI: Noiz and loop guitar + amazing drumz
Richard PINHAS: Roland analog synth guitar + loop guitar
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Harriet Tubmans...We spoke years ago. A phone interview with a guy in Bozeman MT for KGLT radio. Thanks for Araminta...and working Leo Smith. It's getting airplay out this way. Best...Brodie Brodie Cates
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EAST comes down dark & heavy with blown-out monster bass rampaging free. The vibe is surprisingly aggressive, like a big storm in a small room, whirling, bashing and wailing to get out.WEST is more subdued and groovy, Leon's bass still quite dominant, but much less distorted. The jams constantly flow, ebb, test and explore, sometimes tensely hectic as East, but often more spacious, even lyrical. Both spectacular sets, and very different from one another. contendo