Six organs of Admittance?

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Whats the deal with this guy? I heard a real nice tune on the radio this morning (college radio obviously)
What do i need to buy?

sej, Thursday, 1 April 2004 12:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Otis to thread, if he's still lurking around! Much as I like the albums I've heard, you really have to see him live.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 1 April 2004 12:50 (seventeen years ago) link

I opened this thread to ask if should go see him next month. Beautifully preempted, Ned.

Sonny A. (Keiko), Thursday, 1 April 2004 12:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Dark Noontide is the shit. great long pysched drone. Compathia more structured except for the final 13 minute long freakk out session with Comets On Fire guitar player. dunno what it would be like live. heard comets are amazing live.

brock (brock), Thursday, 1 April 2004 16:32 (seventeen years ago) link

I like the first two on Holy Mountain. Haven't heard the others. Definitely see him live.

hstencil, Thursday, 1 April 2004 20:37 (seventeen years ago) link

third (2nd?) the live performance, who is otis?

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 1 April 2004 20:40 (seventeen years ago) link

wait 'til Otis sees us. He loves us.

hstencil, Thursday, 1 April 2004 20:43 (seventeen years ago) link

"oh otis, you've changed"

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 1 April 2004 20:45 (seventeen years ago) link

He's doing a free instore at 7pm(?) at Wall of Sound records in seattle... think i'll head over there (and see if Confounded books has the new Peanuts book)

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 1 April 2004 20:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Sure, I'm lurking. If anyone is in western Mass next week (god knows why you would be), he's playing the Gladtree Fest at Hampshire College. Pretty good lineup: NNCK, Sun City Girls, Dredd Foole, Sunburned Hand of the Man, etc. If the Pioneer Valley is good for anything, it's psych-folk. Just watch the hordes of Wire-readers storm our green pastures.

Otis Wheeler (Otis Wheeler), Thursday, 1 April 2004 21:50 (seventeen years ago) link

I thought this thread said 'Sex...', so I opened it.

Sasha (sgh), Thursday, 1 April 2004 23:48 (seventeen years ago) link

I just downloaded the track Khidr and the Fountain. My god, what an amazing guitar player. I think Ill send it to all of my guitar-nerd Zepplin fan friends to one-up them.

David Allen (David Allen), Friday, 2 April 2004 02:46 (seventeen years ago) link

A winner is you, Otis! That sounds like a grebt fest; what day is it? I could perhaps be persuaded to drive up to Hampshire. (Though I think I'm seeing NNCK & Sun City Grrrrrrls soon regardless, so maybe not. But still...)

Ian Johnson (orion), Friday, 2 April 2004 03:38 (seventeen years ago) link

It's a two-day affair, April 9-10. Full lineup and info is at www.gladtree.com.

Otis Wheeler (Otis Wheeler), Friday, 2 April 2004 04:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I just came back from the instore here. It would be too easy to make Fahey comparisons, based on the open string and argepeggiating, but he's definitely not as metronomic, and sounds more mid-eastern influenced. Tunes his guitar really low so his strings are always constantly buzzing and sounding slightly warbly. It was nice. :)

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 2 April 2004 05:19 (seventeen years ago) link

he can be excellent live, also, he can suck. but when he's on he's on. He did a great medley of the Birthday Party and Springsteen (un, Nick the Stripper?/I'm on Fire) once. I like him more by himself than with his band of mountain hippies who beat on bongos.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Friday, 2 April 2004 07:51 (seventeen years ago) link

yes, dark noontide is the best six organs release...yes, he is awesome. YES, comets on fire destroy live.

jp, Friday, 2 April 2004 14:09 (seventeen years ago) link

nine months pass...
From the Foxy Digitalis interview:

BR: What new projects do you currently have in the works?

BC: Well, my record with Hiroyuki Usui is already done. He records as L and was recently reissued by VHF. He has been one of my favorite musicians for years and years, so it is a huge thrill and honor to make a record with him. Basically, Six Organs is just a crumpled photocopy compared to L. It's looking like Drag City will release it in August if all goes well.

Woah! I heard about this yesterday and my mind almost exploded. Usui has apparently spent the last 10 years working as a gardener and is only just getting involved w/music again. He's also apparently just recorded some good stuff with one of the guys from Zeni Geva. Awesome news for anyone else who had their brain stoved in by Holy Letters.

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 13:00 (sixteen years ago) link

BTW Just how great is that Foxy Digitalis website? How come I hadn't found that before? Magnifique!

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 13:11 (sixteen years ago) link

I can't wait for this Six Organs/L collaboration... nice.

Also search: The Manifestation, For Octavio Paz.
The latter has a "Chasney hanging out on the porch" feel to it.
Manifestation is too hard to explain, so here's a big quote:

[i]Originally sprawling across one side of vinyl, The Manifestation is an extended raga of genre-defying madness, a dizzy melding of acoustic fingerstyle, shamanic chants, chimes, hand percussion, space jam and ghostly vocals that effectively blurs the cultural boundaries of eastern and western folk music. It is an ode to the sun, as represented by the original vinyl B-side etching. Ruminating on the sun and the galaxy, Chasny was inspired to incorporate the original artifact into a musical experiment for the reissue, one that adopts the ideas of alchemical astronomers of yore and incorporates them - quite literally. Chasny placed the original record on his turntable, B-side up, laid his stylus down on the sun etching and recorded the results. He then placed the needle down again in a different spot, and then a different one again all the way to the end. Chasny was appropriating the concept of Bode's Law, a rough rule that predicts the spacing of the planets in the solar system in relation to the perceived distance of each planet from the sun. While the stylus clicked and popped as it "played" the sun, Chasny composed music using the ancient Egyptian mode for each of the "naked eye" planets. From Mercury through Saturn, acoustic modals dance, drone and chime in its own particular key as the sun etching crackles, sounding eerily like an old pre-war 78 RPM unearthed from some alien land. As for Earth…the "center of the universe" in the Milky Way has no mode at all, no musical key to speak of. All Earth has is the human voice, and lending his most unique set of pipes for the planet Earth is David Tibet of Current 93. As the sun sizzles statically behind him, Tibet recites a spoken word piece of terrestrial imagery, lending a very haunting, cryptic feel to the otherworldly affair. The result is akin to a musical journey outward from the sun, blending shimmering acoustic guitar and the original B-side's own dissonance for an absolutely surreal listening experience.[/i]

superultramega (superultramarinated), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 16:44 (sixteen years ago) link

dammit

superultramega (superultramarinated), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 16:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Gotta go w/ the pointy brackets! I have the vinyl version of The Manifestation, sounds like I'm going to have to scare up a copy of the CD too.

Anyone picked up any of the Badgerlore stuff?

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 17:00 (sixteen years ago) link

How's the new album? I'd like to hear it.

He wrote a list on Pitchfork today.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/features/artistlists/s/six-organs-of-admittance-05/

I'm not sure if that link will work. It's worth reading, though. Not the usual boozhie smug shit they put up, or the spoiled brat rock either. I looked up Space Shantey on AMG and got directed to a band called Khan which had Steve Hillage ca. 1972. That has nothing to do with anything except nothing associated with Pitchfork has ever before been so useful as this list of Ben Chasny's. That is all.

ACTECT Resources, Tuesday, 1 February 2005 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Hey, thanks a lot for posting the link! Also, there's another Chasny list at Dusted from a couple of years back that you might like. Mostly memorable for me cos it was the first time I ever heard of the L record...

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 15:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Man, that list.

Trip Maker (Sean Witzman), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link

i just bought Compathia the other day and it's ace

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 17:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I saw him live Autumn 2003 in Brooklyn. Was very killer. I've also got a bootleg that slays, if anyone wants a copy let me know. I might be able to gmail it, but I think some of the track exceed 10M.

Ian John50n (orion), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 18:34 (sixteen years ago) link

ian you talking about the free103 gig?

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 18:41 (sixteen years ago) link

YES i AM.

Ian John50n (orion), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 18:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Really looking forward to seeing this guy live, he's coming to the UK in the spring for his first tour here. Saw him recently with Comets On Fire and he was a real fucking loose cannon on stage. Guess the 6 Organs stuff is more of a sit-down deal, but still, I wait and I wait...

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah that free103 gig was great! as was the Eat Records one too. Ben is awesome and a nice guy to boot.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I didn't go to the Eat gig. I'm not even sure I knew about it. BUTT... I will go on record as saying that as much as ben alone is good, six organs were even better that summer. played at my friends' place in providence w/ Sunburned Hand (wank) and Black Forest/Black Sea (pwn.)

Ian John50n (orion), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 18:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Ben's performance in Kansas City last summer was incredible, it felt like church. I've seen him have off-nights, too (Terrastock '02, for one) but he always seems to have a great attitude. Or, at least, a righteous attitude. That pitchfork list is a good example.
I'd be interested in a copy of that free 103 gig, if you feel like trading for something. Email me if so, I suppose. I'm gonna get a copy of a Feathers session from my buddy's show on the MIT station. WMUR? I dunno, something like that.

Trip Maker (Sean Witzman), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 19:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I've seen him have off-nights, too (Terrastock '02, for one)

boo, my friend Russ played with him that night, I think.

I don't have a copy of the gig, I was just there is all.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Well...he seemed a little off. His accompaniment, on the other hand,
were all great.
I just wasn't very familiar with his stuff at that point, either. I bought the "Trighplane Terraforms" cd then and I've been a fan ever since. The fact that I'd become more and more into his music before seeing him again in Kansas City probably colored my reaction to his set a lot, too.

Trip Maker (Sean Witzman), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 19:05 (sixteen years ago) link

yah, the bootleg I have isn't of the free103 show. i don't remember where it's from, actually.. but i'm up for another trade, sean.

Ian John50n (orion), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 19:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Ben's performance in Kansas City last summer was incredible, it felt like church.

Cool thing is, he's playing in a church when he gets to my neck of the woods.

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 19:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Cool, Ian. I got confused.

Trip Maker (Sean Witzman), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 19:07 (sixteen years ago) link

The photo at the top of that article is great, as is his new album, as were Comets a couple of weeks back

Cool thing is, he's playing in a church when he gets to my neck of the woods.

Do you have dates anywhere Nick?

DJ Mencap0))), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 19:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Couldnt find the dates anywhere but its around April time... theyre all with Joanna Newsom, who Im generally in favour of, but you know, whatever it takes to get him over here...

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 1 February 2005 20:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, duh I knew that but it slipped my mind. I *think* there's supposed to be a Bristol date

DJ Mencap0))), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 20:12 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Just got back from an awesome six organs gig in glasgow, chasney playing as a duo w/ Elisa Ambrogio from Magik Markers - total boy-girl folk-noise sex-combat fun, not what i was expecting at all (sometimes I think the best gigs are when you get yr expectations confounded) - sonic youth were playing up the road and thurston and lee turned up at the end to give em both a well-deserved hug

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 00:10 (thirteen years ago) link

sweet nectar!!

W4LTER, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 00:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, they debuted (?) that combination a couple of months ago here in LA, fantastic set. Photos here.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 00:13 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

New album Shelter From the Ash = frickin' brilliant. I swear he can't do wrong ever (and he still destroys live, every time, every single time).

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 September 2007 20:32 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah? better than the last one?

(i liked the last one, but it really didn't leave a lasting impression for some reason.)

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Monday, 1 October 2007 03:54 (thirteen years ago) link

The one with the drone at the end? That one was great. (and not just the drone).

W4LTER, Monday, 1 October 2007 03:56 (thirteen years ago) link

that's the one. the drone track was pretty good, but the first half i didn't really dig. felt like it was time to make the donuts.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Monday, 1 October 2007 07:02 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah The Sun Awakens is probably my least favorite of his, looking forward to this. On Drag City?

sleeve, Monday, 1 October 2007 18:09 (thirteen years ago) link

is it better than School of the Flower? that's his best, i also love The Manifestation though, but for an all in awesome album School of the Flower still feels like the most accomplished

rizzx, Monday, 1 October 2007 18:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Aquarius instore next Tuesday, livestreamed here:

http://www.pressuredrop.tv/artists/six-organs-of-admittance

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

And just reconfirming this! Alternate link:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEggLUGWRrQpzyhft-rUL0-wiHNHJ_5mL

Starts in an hour.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 01:59 (five years ago) link

6OA also responsible for some of my fav blogposts of 2k15 http://www.sixorgans.com/influential-music-pt-3/

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 14:36 (five years ago) link

Those posts are great. Ben is the best.

grandavis, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 15:10 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

new band/project for Chasny

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/coypu-man-wolf-jackal-and-jungle-cat

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 11 February 2016 21:17 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

And new album just announced, Burning the Threshold, in combination with a new song now streaming:

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/05/504173900/songs-we-love-six-organs-of-admittance-taken-by-ascent

From the PR guff:

With a spacious acoustic sound stage, Burning the Threshold may actually more resemble 2011's Asleep on the Floodplain or 2005's School Of The Flower. All of this is speculative, comparative, unverifiable - but our sense of what is true tells us that nobody plays acoustic music quite like Six Organs of Admittance, and that furthermore, nothing sounds so much like Burning the Threshold as Burning the Threshold.

Ben is in a particularly expansive mood this time around, singing and playing with all the thoughts affixed to a quiver of potent melodies launching forth and arcing out through dimensions, seeking infinite space. This space radiates out from the album's first single, "Taken By Ascent", a seven minute plus burner that engulfs the surrounding realm with empathetic waves. Featuring the thrilling vocal accompaniment of Haley Fohr, the massive drumming of Chris Corsano, and flourishing keys of Cooper Crain, "Taken By Ascent" exemplifies Six Organs of Admittance's furvid push into new and thrilling territory with Burning the Threshold.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 December 2016 18:54 (four years ago) link

oh man that sounds great

sleeve, Monday, 5 December 2016 19:13 (four years ago) link

new song sounds sweet -- with that lineup, this can't go wrong ...

tylerw, Monday, 5 December 2016 20:01 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

another song off the new album
https://sixorgansofadmittance.bandcamp.com/track/threshold-of-light

sounds a bit like School of the Flower/Shelter From the Ash-era SooA

Dinsdale, Saturday, 11 February 2017 14:23 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Pretty cool, this tour's lineup is Ben, Elisa and Donovan Quinn -- guitar trio and vocal trio. Looking forward to the show (currently at the SF show, Meg Baird opening).

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:12 (four years ago) link

Ah fuck, i love Elisa (and Magik Markers). Saw Ben years back, really good if you like freewheeling raucous guitar improv. Enjoy!

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:13 (four years ago) link

yeah, that seems like a great tour ... new 6 organs is great! maybe one of ben's more welcoming LPs?

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:06 (four years ago) link

Wait so no Chris Corsano on the tour?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:16 (four years ago) link

i don't think so?

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:36 (four years ago) link

He's touring Europe at the moment with Rodrigo Amado.

heaven parker (anagram), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:39 (four years ago) link

And a very great performance it was. You need to be logged in on FB to see, I think, but Kathy Harr took a video snippet:

https://www.facebook.com/katherine.harr/videos/vb.100001415534499/1417656364958201/?type=2&theater

Ben started and ended the set solo but otherwise it was as you see in the video. Really great to see three individually strong musicians do the business while following one particular lead. Great version of "Shelter From the Ash" as well, Elisa pulled off a barnburner of a solo.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:47 (four years ago) link

speaking of donovan quinn, he just put out a pretty damn great mini album (with chasny contributions) over on bandcamp -- close to New Bums II: https://donovanquinn.bandcamp.com/album/apocrypha

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:56 (four years ago) link

He's been quietly doing all sorts of things over there.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:59 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

New album in the new year:

https://sixorgansofadmittance.bandcamp.com/track/two-forms-moving

Ned Raggett, Monday, 28 October 2019 14:43 (one year ago) link

Nice! sounds very good, as per usual.
did we take note of Ben's recent Lagniappe Session where he covered the Melvins? Kind of amazing.
https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2019/07/23/the-lagniappe-sessions-six-organs-of-admittance/

tylerw, Monday, 28 October 2019 14:49 (one year ago) link

I'm behind on this stuff, still haven't heard Burning The Threshold even

Book Doula (sleeve), Monday, 28 October 2019 15:11 (one year ago) link

WELL

Ned Raggett, Monday, 28 October 2019 15:41 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Another new track:

https://sixorgansofadmittance.bandcamp.com/track/haunted-and-known

Tour dates:

4/14/20 @ The Back Room at Colectivo in Milwaukee, WI
4/15/20 @ Constellation in Chicago, IL
4/16/20 @ Trinosophes in Detroit, MI
4/17/20 @ Longboat Hall in Toronto, ON
4/18/20 @ Bar Le Ritz PDB in Montreal, QC
4/20/20 @ Space in Portland, ME
4/21/20 @ Great Scott in Allston, MA
4/22/20 @ Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI
4/26/20 @ Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, PA
4/27/20 @ DC9 in Washington, DC
4/29/20 @ The Mothlight in Asheville, NC
4/30/20 @ The Earl in Atlanta, GA
5/1/20 @ Third Man Records in Nashville, TN
5/2/20 @ Zanzabar in Louisville, KY
5/11/20 @ Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, BC
5/12/20 @ Barboza in Seattle, WA
5/13/20 @ Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR
5/15/20 @ Cafe du Nord in San Francisco, CA
5/16/20 @ The Partisan in Merced, CA
5/17/20 @ Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, CA
5/18/20 @ The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA
5/19/20 @ Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 03:24 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

New album sounds great (although I haven’t been able to keep up with him over the last years, so don’t really know how it compares to recent stuff)

Mule, Saturday, 22 February 2020 16:24 (one year ago) link

new album is the best thing i've ever heard from him.

gotta wonder how often he breaks his guitar strings.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 5 March 2020 21:38 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Tangentially related here, but New Bums (Chasny & Donovan Quinn) launched a new Instagram account last week. Does that mean we might get new material soon?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 December 2020 21:46 (four months ago) link

yeah! I think a new new bums album sometime in the spring.
and there's a great new 6o record coming out early next year too on three lobed.

tylerw, Monday, 7 December 2020 21:48 (four months ago) link

Man I had forgotten about the cancelled tour earlier this year and I'm just annoyed all over again with 2020.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 December 2020 21:50 (four months ago) link

Sorry Ned!

I hadn't heard anything about new New Bums, but that's great news! Always appreciate more Six Organs as well!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 December 2020 21:54 (four months ago) link

yessss tyler hipped me to the latest donovan quinn album and it is incredibly good, psyched

adam, Monday, 7 December 2020 23:35 (four months ago) link

I HATED that first New Bums record. Not for me.

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Monday, 7 December 2020 23:37 (four months ago) link

Was just thinking about this guy this weekend, must check latest album. Previewed his Feb '08 Columbus OH show, which got pretty wild:
Six Organs Of Admittance
Friday @ the Ravari Room

Six Organs Of Admittance is defined by the guitars and vocals of Ben Chasny, who also ignites Comets On Fire. The latest Six Organs album,Shelter From The Ash, tends toward standard psych-folk-rock moves, but Chasny’s standards are high (Six Organs high). He knows how to finger-pick his way through waves of feedback, and, on the title track, “Final Wing,” and “Goddess Atonement”, his sustained, tilting notes successfully pan for stars in a blind sky. Still, live improvisation often provides wider, deeper mind-dilation, for this artist and his audience.

dow, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 02:04 (four months ago) link

i liked a 6OA-adjacent record that came out this year — can't remember what it was now tho!

budo jeru, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 02:34 (four months ago) link

Hmm, can't think of what that might have been besides the 6oA album from February. There has been some new Howlin' Rain stuff this year from some of the other Comets of Fire dudes.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 14:45 (four months ago) link

there was an actual six organs album that came out at the beginning of this very long year ...

here's new new bums! https://newbums.bandcamp.com/album/last-time-i-saw-grace

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 15:09 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

It’s been awhile since I’ve bought vinyl from Drag City, do they still not include digital downloads with them? Trying to decide how to get the new New Bums.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 20 March 2021 20:59 (three weeks ago) link

think if you buy it through bandcamp you'll get the mp3s — as far as I know Drag City still doesn't do download coupons w/ vinyl. https://newbums.bandcamp.com/album/last-time-i-saw-grace

Great record, maybe even better than the first one.

New 6 Organs coming sometime soon-ish on Three Lobed is absolutely awesome too.

tylerw, Sunday, 21 March 2021 19:44 (three weeks ago) link

Good call on bandcamp, didn't think of that. Thanks!

Excited for any and all new Chasny coming in!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 21 March 2021 21:29 (three weeks ago) link

The last Six Organs record rules. Still listen to it. Didn't even know there was a new one coming, glad to see Ben rolling stuff out.

grandavis, Monday, 22 March 2021 02:37 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Why yes please.

https://threelobed.bandcamp.com/album/the-veiled-sea

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 April 2021 16:17 (one week ago) link

Per the label:

If you are deeply familiar with the Six Organs of Admittance discography, you know that synchronicities always seem planned and typically are preordained. To that end, it should likely come as no surprise that "The Veiled Sea" (June 25, Three Lobed Recordings) is both the twentieth proper Six Organs album and an installment in the Three Lobed 20th anniversary series. What may come as a surprise, however, is that "The Veiled Sea" is a Six Organs album that contains no acoustic guitar, features multiple tracks with searing/soaring electric guitar solos in excess of five minutes in continuous duration, a track with an out and out dance beat *and* a Faust cover. Yes, you read all of that correctly. Taken as a whole "The Veiled Sea" is like nothing else in the Six Organs - or any other - discography. Concepts of American guitar heroics, galactic postpunk, Popol Vuh-ish pastoralism and heavy psych are all thrown in the blender. "As alwa ys, Chasny finds the invisible threads between incongruous sound worlds" writes Brent Sirota in a wonderfully insightful essay on the album that we urge you to click through to read. "It is an improbable universe, but somehow it all connects." Let "The Veiled Sea" transport you far, far away.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 April 2021 16:25 (one week ago) link

and not just any Faust cover, the fuckin best Faust cover IMHO

bring it

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Monday, 5 April 2021 17:32 (one week ago) link

this record is awesome

tylerw, Monday, 5 April 2021 18:05 (one week ago) link

I'm ready

Dinsdale, Monday, 5 April 2021 18:30 (one week ago) link

I knew this day would come

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:15 (one week ago) link

Last record was great. I am sure this one will be too. He is in a good zone right now, I love the things he is bringing into the mix.

grandavis, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 15:44 (one week ago) link

Man, got distracted with life and forgot to order the new New Bums, sold out already! Two and a half weeks since release day and completely gone already. I'm not sure if this was an insanely small print run for some reason of whatever, but that is a huge bummer.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 23:55 (one week ago) link

Ignore the extraneous "already" and "of" should be "or"

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 23:59 (one week ago) link

I don't know if this all ends up being fallout from the pressing plant delays or what, but it's kinda wild that I can easily order a copy of their debut record from seven years ago, but I gotta hit up eBay and discogs to buy the album that came out less than a month ago!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

While I wait for that to get repressed, going back to Luminous Night, one of the gaps in my Chasny collection. This is great, I really dig the kind of bummer drone vibe.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:21 (yesterday) link


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