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ARTIST
TITLE
Stacte.3
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BT 001CD BT 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/3/2009

Originally released in 2000 on Plate Lunch as a limited-edition, vinyl-only album, Stacte.3 is now available on CD for the first time. Described by Wire scribe Jon Dale as "Alvin Lucier and Cluster collaborating for Mego," the concept of Oren Ambarchi's Stacte LP series -- now comprised of five volumes -- began in 1998. The first few Stacte LPs were self-released by Ambarchi and featured his earliest explorations of the guitar and its sonic possibilities after a period when he was known as a drummer in post-punk, noise and free jazz outfits. An idea was explored and investigated at length using a spontaneous approach, with Ambarchi treating each side of the vinyl like a canvas, slowly capturing a moment, patiently teasing every nuance and implication from each texture. His method allowed the listener to sink their teeth into something substantial over the course of the LP side's entire duration, resulting in an otherworldly, cumulative impact of patiently-unfolding compositions. The Stacte.3 release (especially the LP's second side), was a breakthrough for Ambarchi, and it defined the parameters for his subsequent projects such as 2001's Suspension and Grapes from the Estate from 2004, both released on the legendary UK label, Touch. Stacte.3 is an early glimpse of Ambarchi at his most raw and minimal, and it's a fascinating, integral listen in his catalog of sound works. Remastered in December 2008, with artwork designed by Stephen O'Malley.