Boomkat Product Review:
Oren Ambarchi teams up with crys cole for this two headed monster of restrained drone and environmental sound. Earth-moving, time-dilating excellence from a couple of the scene's most prolofic and interesting figures.
‘Gallivant’ was recorded live in Canada in February last year, with cole and Ambarchi sat opposite each other at two large tables. Ambarchi played guitar and electronics, while cole used objects and microphones, painting a vivid soundscape that's as controlled and deliberate as it is fetching.
Twenty-minute A-side 'Whether report’ features Ambarchi's subtle guitar plucks and drones melting thru the duration, as cole’s micro sounds augment the piece with a mysterious rattle that's not a million miles from Robert Ashley's pioneering "Automatic Writing". Flipside 'Davide Campari : Pad Ped Kob' is radically different, offering a different view of the couple's collaboration. As the first side's drones fade into silence, environmental recordings rumble into view, with tight, fragile percussion clusters placed like outcroppings of rocks in a calm sea view.
Fantastic stuff - unique and alien, and completely grounded in our decaying natural world.