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Behold
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LP

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EMEGO 176LP EMEGO 176LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/3/2015

Behold is the second collaborative release from Oren Ambarchi and Jim O'Rourke following the 2011 LP Indeed. Ambarchi and O'Rourke seamlessly blend field recordings, electronics, guitar, drums, and other acoustic instruments into a subtle combination of krautrock, minimalism, and classic free flowing electronics. Side A takes the listener into the Fourth World adventures pioneered by Jon Hassell on Fourth World Music Vol. I: Possible Musics (GB 019CD/LP), while the flip seems like an unlikely pairing of krautrock aesthetics and the slow, building, repetitive structures of The Necks. This is sharp, focused contemporary music, with minimalist motifs meeting maximalist tendencies. Behold is another landmark recording made by two of the most enthusiastic experimental explorers active today. Oren Ambarchi: guitar, drums, etc.; Jim O'Rourke: synth, piano, etc. Recorded and mixed at Steamroom, Tokyo in 2012 and '13. Additional recording at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo on January 26, 2012, by Masahide Ando and at Chinatown, Melbourne by Joe Talia. Cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin in August 2013. Photography by Shunichiro Okada.