Black Truffle

Black Truffle Records is an Australian experimental/improv/noise/abstract/etc. music label, founded in 2009 by Oren Ambarchi.
 
Sydney
 
29 titles
 
 Dagar Brothers - Berlin 1964 - Live (CD)
2024
forthcoming
Archival releases from the Dagar Brothers, among the most revered 20th century exponents of the ancient North Indian dhrupad tradition.
 Dagar Brothers - Berlin 1964 - The Lost Studio Recording (vinyl LP)
2024
forthcoming
Archival releases from the Dagar Brothers, among the most revered 20th century exponents of the ancient North Indian dhrupad tradition.
Jim O\'Rourke - With pats on the head, just one too few is evil one too many is good that\'s all it is (3 vinyl LP)
2024
The heavyweight trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi return with their 12th and most epic release to date, a monumental triple LP.
Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar - Vrindavan 1982 (2 vinyl LP)
2023
currently out of stock
A previously unheard performance by rudra veena master Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (1929-1990), recorded in the North Indian city of Vrindavan at the Druhpad Samaroh festival in 1982.
Sam Dunscombe - Two Forests / Oceanic (vinyl LP)
2023
Sam Dunscombe's second album, Two Forests / Oceanic, uses field recordings and rational tuning practice to reimagine the music used for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy sessions.
Sombat Simla - Master Of Bamboo Mouth Organ – Isan, Thailand (vinyl LP)
2023
First vinyl edition of the record by the master of the Thai Molam mouth organ (originally released on CD in Japan in 2018).
Marja Ahti - Tender Membranes (vinyl LP)
2023
Black Truffle label's first release from Swedish-Finnish sound artist and electro-acoustic composer Marja Ahti: four lengthy pieces, partly inspired by the image of the senses and mind as membranes allowing for the passage between inner and outer spaces, sensation and its causes, creating a world.
Alvin Lucier - Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II (vinyl LP)
2023
currently out of stock
An ideal introduction to Lucier's late music.
Cassandra Miller - Traveller Song / Thanksong (vinyl LP)
2023
currently out of stock
The first release of celebrated London-based Canadian composer Cassandra Miller's music on vinyl, presents a pair of compositions for voice and ensemble that exemplify her gently absurd, strikingly beautiful, and utterly unique work.
 Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV) - Symphony No. 107 - The Bard (vinyl LP)
2023
A previously unheard archival recording of the legendary improvising ensemble Musica Elettronica Viva (Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum), captured in concert at Bard College, New York in 2012.
Otto Willberg - The Leisure Principle (vinyl LP)
2023
A true homage to the low end: six unashamedly melodic improvisational workouts created almost entirely with heavily filtered bass harmonica and electric bass, silky smooth, luxurious, odd and compelling.
Giuseppe Ielasi - Down On Darkened Meetings (vinyl LP)
2023
Giuseppe Ielasi's first album released on Oren Ambarchi's Black Truffle label continues the renewed exploration of the guitar that marks much of his solo work over the last few years: a major new work from a quiet master of contemporary experimental music
Richard Youngs - Modern Sorrow (vinyl LP)
2023
The endlessly prolific and unpredictable Richard Youngs returns to Black Truffle with "Modern Sorrow", with a radical but deeply sensitive reduction of contemporary pop production.
Jim O\'Rourke - Tonic 19-01-2001 (vinyl LP)
2023
currently out of stock
A major archival discovery: a stunning document of the only performance by the trio of Tony Conrad, Arnold Dreyblatt and Jim O'Rourke.
Christian Wolff - A Complete Anthology of Solo and Duo Violin Pieces (CD)
2023
The complete anthology of solo and duo violin pieces by legendary American experimental composer Christian Wolff, performed by the New York violin duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris).
Crys Cole - Other Meetings (vinyl LP)
2022
A major addition to the body of carefully hewn solo work Crys Cole has released over the last decade, offering up two side-long suites of her radically intimate approach to sound.
Amelia Cuni - Mumbai 04.02.1996 (2 vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle continues its documentation of the work of Berlin-based Italian singer Amelia Cuni, one of the great contemporary exponents of dhrupad, the oldest surviving style of North Indian classical vocal music.
Alvin Curran - Drumming Up Trouble (vinyl LP)
2022
Collecting previously unissued works recorded between 2018-2021 and a side-long epic dating back to the early 80s, as the title suggests, "Drumming Up Trouble" focuses on a hitherto almost unknown aspect of Alvin Curran:'s encyclopaedic and omnivorous musical world: his experiments with sampled and synthesised percussion.
 Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat - Chasing the Phantom (vinyl LP)
2022
Dewa Alit, Bali's master of contemporary Gamelan composition, returns to Black Truffle with Chasing the Phantom, presenting two recent works played by the composer's Gamelan Salukat, a large ensemble that performs on instruments specially built to his designs, using a unique tuning system that combines notes from two traditional Balinese Gamelan scales.
Paul Panhuysen - Duo Geloso (vinyl LP)
2022
The first release to document the variety and playfulness of the concerts that Arnold Dreyblatt and Paul Panhuysen's Duo Geloso performed throughout Europe in 1987-88.
Christoph Heemann - Stürmische Ruhe (vinyl LP)
2022
32.50 26.90 €
Brunhild Ferrari returns to Black Truffle with her first duo with the legendary figure in underground music Christoph Heemann.
Julia Reidy - World in World (vinyl LP)
2022
Julia Reidy's 7th album is an intimate set of songforms using just intonation guitar, electronics and voice: both rigorously experimental and emotive, World in World is undoubtedly the finest work yet of the prolific Berlin-based guitarist-composer.
Oren Ambarchi - Sagittarian Domain (vinyl LP)
2022
10th anniversary reissue of this rhythmically churning one-man-band monster of an album, a hypnotic post-/krautrock pulsation recorded in a single inspired studio session, originally released in 2012 on Editions Mego.
Oren Ambarchi - Sagittarian Domain (CD)
2022
currently out of stock
10th anniversary reissue of this rhythmically churning one-man-band monster of an album, a hypnotic post-/krautrock pulsation recorded in a single inspired studio session, originally released in 2012 on Editions Mego.
Eiko Ishibashi - For McCoy (vinyl LP)
2022
Dedicated to the widely loved character of Jack McCoy, portrayed by Sam Waterston in Law & Order, For McCoy finds Eiko Ishibashi further exploring the unique space she has carved out in recent years, bringing together musique concrète techniques, ECM-inspired jazz, lush layers of synths and hints of pop into immersive and affecting structures.
Eiko Ishibashi - Hyakki Yagyō (vinyl LP)
2020
Eiko Ishibashi"s first album for Black Truffle, produced for the 'Japan Supernatural' exhibition at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, focusing on ghost stories and folklore from the Edo period onwards.
Jim O\'Rourke - In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the perfect crime (also known as a revolution) - Today anybody can accomplish their aims with the push of the button (2 vinyl LP)
2019
currently out of stock
For its 50th release, Black Truffle presents the 9th album from one of the label's core ensembles, the power trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi.
Oren Ambarchi - Grapes from the Estate (2 vinyl LP)
2023
sold out
Remastered vinyl version of Oren Ambarchi's landmark release, one of his most beautiful records, at once dense, deep and luminous.
Amelia Cuni - Parampara Festival 13.3.1992 (vinyl LP)
2021
sold out
Mesmerising 1992 performance from the Dhrupad master vocalist Amelia Cuni, accompagnied by renowded vina player Gianni Ricchizzi and Helmut Waibl on pakhawaj.
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