Oren AMBARCHI & Scott HORSCROFT / HADO HO - Oren AMBARCHI & Scott HORSCROFT / HADO HO
Oren Ambarchi is an electronic guitarist and percussionist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. Born in Sydney in 1969, he has been performing live since 1986. His recent solo releases Triste (Southern Lord – USA), and Grape from the Estate (Touch UK) have transcended the guitar into a zone of alien beauty and sonic impossibilities to critical acclaim.
His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar, “re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it’s no longer easily identifiable as itself. Instead, it’s a laboratory for extended sonic investigation”. (The Wire, UK).
Oren Ambarchi has collaborated with SUNN 0))) on their recently completed BLACK ONE and hast just completed a world tour playing guitar with the band together with Greg Anderson, Stephen O'Malley, Attila Csihar and Tos Nieuwenhuizen.
For many, Scott Horscroft is a name associated with the studio space Big Jesus Burger in Sydney. As a part owner in the studio, Horscroft has engineered and produced countless records over the past few years. In tandem with this work, Horscroft has also been composing a range of works for guitar (and other instruments) including the \"19 Guitars\" tracks with Oren Ambarchi for the Textile Vynile Serie.?
HADO-HO is Takehito Nakazato, of DUB SONIC & DUBNESIA.
Takehito Nakazato is a sound fetichist ,influenced by an earlier generation of Japanese noise musicians as much as by old school electronics pioneers. Hado-Ho's sound is solely based on noises and sound manipulations such as feedback noises, bad cable connections, loud mic tapping, electric hum, feedback squeals. Takehito Nakazato is not as frantic as the "traditional" noise acts - Masonna, Merzbow etc, but there are points of reference in terms of sound manipulation and extreme frequency variations.
Takehito Nakazato appears on Sonic Plate, Meme, Zero Gravity and Improvised music from Japan.