After just releasing 23,000 new albums of rare and previously unheard material on Bandcamp, Jim O’Rourke is back at it again, this time with a track called “Low Bow,” according to Pitchfork. For over seven gorgeous minutes, we hear O’Rourke in electronic mode, exploring repetition and texture by getting down and dirty with the sonic material. It sounds both controlled and unhinged, warm and desolate, a spacious, Oval-esque approach that sees O’Rourke skittering on its surface before becoming completely enveloped by the sound particles he himself set forth. Listen to the track here:
“Low Bow” is off Air Texture Vol. III, curated by Deadbeat and DJ Olive. It’s out September 23 and features tracks by Phil Niblock, Oren Ambarchi, Fennesz, Pauline Oliveros, Thomas Fehlmann, Marina Rosenfeld, and more.