posted September 6th, 2022

Oren Ambarchi's Shebang is without a doubt the best party you'll get invited to this year! Shebang's not simply a good time, not just a beautifully crafted album, but a masterwork in composition and collaboration. Oren drew together an international all-star cast of musical luminaries whose contributions were recorded individually in locations from Sweden to Japan. They're threaded together so convincingly (by Ambarchi in collaboration with Konrad Sprenger) that it’s hard to believe the musicians weren’t all breathing the same studio air. Shebang follows multiple paths through space, time, and ultimately sound to achieve a riot of total cohesion across four tracks.  

"III" is, aptly, the third drop from Shebang, finding Chris Abrahams and Jim O’Rourke entering a fray that's already been incalculably evolved by visits from Joe Talia and B.J. Cole. Chris and Jim's respective piano and synth parts widen the sound field, joining with Oren’s guitar-triggered piano parts to form something akin to a piano trio. The ever-shifting details create a phalanx of fast-moving genre-inversions and implications, as well, of course, as an ever-deepening hypnotic groove.

Listen to “III” by clicking above and stay tuned for “IV”, out on September 30th with the whole Shebang!

Artists in this story: Oren Ambarchi