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 Crys Cole & Oren Ambarchi

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.
03 May 2018 | AG 12
Niels Latomme

To start: I wondered what sound enters around 3:30 in the Pad Phet Gob piece, the last side of the Hotel Record? It sounds like a cow.

Oren Ambarchi

(Laughs) A what, a cow?

NL

Do you use music to shape your life – as a tool to understand it –, or the other way, does life shape your music?

OA

It’s kind of both.

CC

It’s so integrated into our lives. We both work on many other pr

NL

Can you give an example?

OA

There are a lot of elements that can go wrong or fail. We’re using technology or elements that are unpredictable and that never react the same way in different spaces.

CC

Even

NL

Could you call the records you’ve made your home?

CC

That’s a nice way of looking at it.

OA

I like to think that records can be your home.

CC

They do ground you in a weird sort of a way