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The Ambassador

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The Ambassador
The Ambassador


"In his L.A. album, Kahane seems interested not merely in architectural structures... but also in the lives lived inside them. Assuming the perspective of different characters - the doorman of the now-closed Ambassador Hotel, the heroine of the James M. Cain novel Mildred Pierce, a young victim of inner-city gun violence - he covers a wide swath of L.A.'s history and demographics". - Vogue From Die Hard to the architecture of Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler, from Blade Runner to the fiction of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler, and from fires, riots, and earthquakes to the lives of so many Americans who have looked to Southern California as a panacea, Gabriel Kahane's The Ambassador is a portrait of Los Angeles through the lens of ten street addresses, one for each song. Available now on vinyl for the first time. "One of the year's very best albums" - Rolling Stone "A sustained conjuring act" - The New York Times


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  2. Black Garden (2673 Dundee Pl.)
  3. Bradbury (304 Broadway)
  4. Slumlord Crocodile (115 E. 3rd St.)
  5. Veda (1 Pierce Dr.)
  6. Empire Liquor Mart (9127 S. Figueroa St.)
  7. Musso And Frank (6667 Hollywood Blvd.)
  8. Villains (4616 Dundee Dr.)
  9. Ambassador Hotel (3400 Wilshire Blvd.)
  10. Griffith Park (2800 E. Observatory Ave.)
  11. Union Station (800 N. Alameda St.)
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