Black Truffle presents a stunning document of the debut meeting of international trio Oren Ambarchi, Jim O’Rourke and Keiji Haino. Recorded live at the Playhouse, Kitakyushu, Japan in January 2009, Tima Formosa retains a mysteriously alien atmosphere throughout its three lengthy explorations with Ambarchi’s mesmerizing textures and signature, deep guitar tones beautifully merging with O’Rourke’s Tudor-esque piano-feedback interjections. Haino provides the icing on the cake via his melancholic, higher consciousness choral vocals and bewildering electronics. Co-released with the Center For Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu with deluxe packaging designed by Stephen O’Malley of Sunn 0))).
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