- Released: March 18, 2008
- Label: Tzadik
Oren Ambarchi: Oren Ambarchi (guitar, viola, vibraphone, tubular bells); Z'ev (percussion).
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi teams with poet and sound artist Z'ev on the mysterious but sonically captivating SPIRIT TRANSFORM ME. Released on John Zorn's Tzadik label, SPIRIT TRANSFORM ME is filled with ambient, textured, sometimes seemingly incidental sound. In keeping with both Ambarchi and Z'ev's aesthetic, the music is abstracted, and can seldom be pinned to traditional instruments or music-making sources. The results are intriguing: the listener is invited to pass through the soundfield as though with a blindfold, and the effect is surprising and, as the title implies, transformative.