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ARTIST
TITLE
I'll Be The Same
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STAUB 079CD STAUB 079CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/23/2007

I'll Be The Same is the second recording from Australian duo, Sun. Sun is the coupling of sound artist Oren Ambarchi and musician-producer, Chris Townend. The pair have been kindred spirits for many years, with Townend being a sensitive and crucial ear in engineering Ambarchi's landmark solo recordings. It was their shared love for expansive pop that led them to their first musical collaboration together as Sun, released on Staubgold in 2003. The self-titled debut was a laid-back delight of many melodic charms and artful creation (what Pitchfork referred to as Ambarchi's "complete & total infatuation with all things Brian Wilson"), as sweet as it was wry in its lyricism. Those trademarks continue with I'll Be The Same, though the songs here are more freewheeling pleasures where an unaffected sense of experimentalism breezes in. There's a special kind of warmth to I'll Be The Same that feels easy, a reflection of the state of play when these two come together. And with Ambarchi now residing in Melbourne and Townend's imminent move to Tasmania, along with multiple touring and recording commitments for both, really the only thing about Sun that isn't easy, is finding the time to make it happen. I'll Be The Same is finally a beaming signal of more to follow.