Sun: I'll Be the Same
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Design by Mark Gowing
Sun is the coupling of sound artist Oren Ambarchi and musician-producer Chris Townend. The pair have been kindred spirits for many years, with Townend being a sensitive and crucial ear in engineering Ambarchi’s solo recordings. It was their shared love for expansive pop that led them to their first musical collaboration together as Sun in 2001. The self-titled debut was a laidback delight of many melodic charms and artful creation, as sweet as it was wry in its lyricism. Those trademarks continue with I’ll Be The Same, though the songs here are more freewheeling pleasures where an unaffected sense of experimentalism breezes in. There’s a special kind of warmth to I’ll Be The Same that feels easy, a reflection of the state of play when these two come together. And with Ambarchi now residing in Melbourne and Townend’s imminent move to Tasmania, along with multiple touring and recording commitments for both, really the only thing about Sun that isn’t easy is finding the time to make it happen. I’ll Be The Same is finally a beaming signal of more to follow.