With a career spanning various iterations of metal, drone, and experimentalism, over the last three decades Sunn O))) veteran, Stephen O'Malley, has left fans on the edge of their seats, wondering what’s coming next. His contribution to Matière Mémoire’s stunning MMXX Series - Öst-Väst Sommaren (MMXX-11) - is no exception to the rule. Venturing further into quiet, introspective depths, it’s among the most exciting and revealing LPs he’s issued to date.
Built from vast expanses of ambience, texture, and tone, Öst-Väst Sommaren encounters O'Malley wading into electroacoustic practice and harmonic drone with a deft hand, weaving washes of beautiful harmonic relationships, overtones, and rippling, pointillistic ambiences into a world entirely its own.
Further proof that O'Malley is a creative force to be reckoned with, Öst-Väst Sommaren (MMXX-11) is an absolutely essential entry in the Matière Mémoire’s MMXX Series. Issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, on a single sided crystal clear vinyl LP with a laser engraved artwork on the other, housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, and containing an artist print O'Malley’s, it’s just about as essential as records come.
Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series. In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 great artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout this year, each quarter will see the release of 5 new vinyls, available individually or as a bundle. Each record is limited at 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each contained in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, and each coming with a print of the artist artwork.