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sunn o))) - Monoliths & Dimensions

sunn o)))

Monoliths & Dimensions

€ 15.00

LABEL: Southern Lord
GENRE: Rock | FORMAT: CD | CATALOG N. SUNN100 | YEAR. (2009)

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FINALLY ARRIVED: SUNN O))) is proud to present their seventh studio album in 10 years of existence. The album showcases the core guitar duo--STEPHEN O'MALLEY and GREG ANDERSON--incorporating influences from a plethora of guest musicians, bringing the Sunn O))) sound to epic new levels. The band also collaborated with composer EYVIND KANG on various acoustic ensembles, in addition to the Helios fueled electric guitars and basses. Key players on the album include Australian guitar genius OREN AMBARCHI, enigmatic Hungarian vocalist ATTILA CSIHAR, and slow music godfather DYLAN CARLSON (EARTH), as well as JULIAN PRIESTER (who worked with Sun Ra in the '50s, John Coltrane's African Brass band, and Herbie Hancock's Sextant band) and new-music horn player STUART DEMPSTER. There's also an upright bass trio, French & English horns, harp & flute duo, piano, brass, reed & strings ensembles, and a Viennese woman's choir led by Persian vocal savant JESSIKA KENNEY. The album is not "SUNN O))) with strings" or "metal meets orchestra" material. The band took an approach concentrating on more of allusion toward the timbre of feedback and the instruments involved, so the piece is really illusory, beautiful and not entirely linear, stating that the end product is "the most musical piece we've done, and also the heaviest, powerful and most abstract set of chords we've laid to tape" The album was recorded and mixed by Randall Dunn & Mell Dettmer at various points over the last 2 years. As can be expected the packaging for this album is beautiful and appropriately compliments the audio content. Jewel case is sheathed by a velum O-card. Expansive 24 page booklet with velum cover and specially coated heavyweight paper. Truly a site to behold!

Notes   Tracklisting
Mastered at Sinister Kitchen. Cover is Serra's "out-of-round X" (1999), and was photographed by McKeever. Choir arrangement from Big Church inspired by Dylan Carlson. All songs mixed at London Bridge, Shoreline Nov 08. Aghartha recorded: Litho, Seattle Oct 08; London Bridge, Shoreline Jan 08; Aleph, Seattle Jan 08. Big Church recorded: Litho, Seattle Oct 08; London Bridge, Shoreline Aug 08; Rochuspark, Vienna Aug 08; Aleph, Seattle, Jan 08; Forum Music Village Feb 06. Hunting&Gathering (Cydonia) recorded: Litho, Seattle Oct 08; London Bridge, Shoreline Nov 08; Aleph, Seattle Jan 08. Alice recorded: Litho, Seattle Oct 08; London Bridge, Shoreline Jan 08; Aleph, Seattle Jan 08.
1   Aghartha (17:34)
2   Big Church [megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért] (9:43)
3   Hunting&Gathering (Cydonia) (10:02)
4   Alice (16:20)