Loren Connors & Oren Ambarchi - Leone
Recorded in Brooklyn in 2017, Leone sees Connors and Ambarchi combine for the first time in their ever busying histories, which is surprising given their overlapping circles and dialogical styles of playing. True to form, they seem to feed each other here. Comprising three distinct pieces, Leone begins with a long-form solo performance from Connors, and ends with a classic Ambarchi harmonic exploration; in the middle they meet in responsive (dis)harmony. Ronnel is actually a remarkably even collaboration, no one player out-doing the other, instead acting responsively in turn, exploring that dialogical relationship with instinctive ease. Situating the collaborative piece in the middle is a smart turn, as if showing where the ends meet, encouraging continuous, circular listening. No coincidence that Oren is literally within Loren... Very much hoping they can tour together at some point in the near future, whatever the near future means anymore.
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