One of last year’s highlights was crys cole and Oren Ambarchi’s collaborative Hotel Record. It celebrates the hazy state of being involved in a trans-global musical romantic narrative, not unlike impressionist European art movies that emerged in a post-WW II era. The duo’s sound is a symbiosis of soft sine waves, unreal voices and subtle field recording. Both live and on record, cole & Ambarchi frame touchingly intimate themes in a surreally unique, aleatoric sound world, just as you’d be warranted to expect from this pair of esteemed sonic alchemists. Their music is overtly poetic, and could be an encrypted document of phone sex or pillow talk — or something entirely else, all depending your disposition. We had a talk with the couple about the record that they present at Red Brut’s LP Launch party on 26th of May at De Koer.
Crys Cole & Oren Ambarchi