Available from: USA – Forced Exposure / Europe – Kompakt Distribution.
Launched with a couple of Ambarchi's long out-of-print vinyl reissues on CD, Black Truffle then released a remastered version of seminal 'Afternoon Tea' collaborative album with new artwork. Most well-known releases on the label are 3 albums, exclusively produced for Black Truffle by Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi trio. Other notable collaborations Ambarchi recorded for his own label include 'The Mortimer Trap' (with Thomas Brinkmann) and 'Cat's Squirrel' (with Masami Akita).
Artworks for all releases on Black Truffle are designed by Stephen O'Malley.
The French black truffle is considered the finest of the edible fungi and has a place in gastronomy alongside saffron, caviar, foie gras and the finest of wines. Widely considered as the jewel of French cooking it is prized for its unique flavour and intoxicating aroma. The resident chef at Black Truffle Records has found that the best method for finding the "diamond of the kitchen" requires the use of a divining stick and facing into the sun.