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LA Zine - BeatCrave writes about Gamble House - and streams Central Park. Click on the link below to find out more.

http://beatcrave.com/2008-12-05/mp3-gamble-houses-central-park/

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Here is some nice calming music to take you into your weekend. Full of haunting melodies, and magical surrealism, Gamble House incorporates meticulous instrumentation and complex arrangements, creating large, dynamic shifts, with intricate vocal harmonies, and a mixture of electronics, woodwinds, and acoustic and electric elements. I can’t help but think of Elliot Smith when I listen to them. The beauty, mixed with the mystery.

Friday, December 5, 2008 1:45PM - By Mali - LA Zine


Discography

Central Park - Streaming/Downloadable @ LA Zine's BeatCrave - http://beatcrave.com/2008-12-05/mp3-gamble-houses-central-park/

River Song - Radio airplay on KALX 90.7 FM UC Berkeley

Central Park - Radio airplay on WSCA-LP 106.1FM, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Gamble House was begun as a solo recording project by Ben Becker in his NYC apartment - an effort to capture some of the impressions and ruminations after his recent time spent living on a farm in Sweden. After temporarily relocating to his hometown of Los Angeles, Ben continued recording material in his bedroom, playing a diverse range of instruments, from saxophones, glockenspiel and flutes to mandolin, banjo, guitar and drums - though always with the intention of finding others to expand and help breath life into the songs. With the addition of brothers Sam and Henry Bellingham, Brian Bruce, and Chris Wellington, Gamble House has expanded into a full band, and is recording a full-length record together in their Silverlake home.
Self-producing the record, with Ben at the tiller, and Chris co-engineering, Gamble House is delving further into combining their interests in acoustic, electronic, and orchestral music, by creating dynamic pieces with wide instrumentation and intelligent orchestration. Utilizing harmonies, and strong melodies, evidence of the American songbook is never far from their sound, though their experimentalism places them at the forefront of modern songwriting. Reminiscent of a wide range of sounds, they've been compared to everyone from Grizzly Bear and My Morning Jacket to Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes, though they're main influences consist of Debussy, Vashti Bunyan, Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, Van Dyke Parks, Mark Mothersbaugh, Paul Klee, the ocean, Bill Evans, Greene and Greene Architecture, John Fahey, and good film music, generally.
Gamble House have begun performing the new material on the West Coast, starting with the Silverlake Lounge, and various other LA venues, and has the intention of touring throughout the summer into the fall.