Sunn o))) C/D, S&D.

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Can't find a C/D thread on Sunn o))) so lets have one.

I say CLASSIC!

My favourite has always been Flight Of The Behemoth, but the new album Black One is great. Theres also a ltd 2cd version with a live gig from Denmark featuring Oren Ambarchi and others.

So what do you think?

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Sunday, 30 October 2005 23:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Best ambient music I've heard in a while. It is not heavy metal.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 30 October 2005 23:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's dronetastic!

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Sunday, 30 October 2005 23:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Other bands play, Manowar KILL!

"The whole purpose of playing live is to blow people's heads off," says Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio . "That's what we do; that's the energy of this band. We're out there to kick ass. We're out there to turn our gear on and blast. We're out there to kill. That's what metal is. Anybody who says otherwise is not playing heavy metal. We will melt your face!"

gear (gear), Sunday, 30 October 2005 23:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Exactly! It is metal!

My favourite (from what I've heard) is White 2 -- it's got heavy drone, snarling black metal-ish vocals, the works.

I haven't heard the new one yet.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 30 October 2005 23:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Might as well include Khanate here too.

The new album is brutal.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Sunday, 30 October 2005 23:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

classic
i was listening to white 2 last night and it made me feel more high
i heard that on the new one there are vocals that were recorded from inside of a coffin

buyabiznatch (buyabiznatch), Monday, 31 October 2005 01:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That is a nice touch. It is not really metal without a modicum of theatrical cheese.

moley (moley), Monday, 31 October 2005 01:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The two White discs veered dangerously close to hippie crap-dom. The new one's great, though.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Monday, 31 October 2005 03:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

What do you think of Khanate?

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Monday, 31 October 2005 03:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

00 Void is the most true to the drone, so i'm prone to that one.

The new one is too fast!

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Monday, 31 October 2005 06:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i only need one sunn disc, apparently: flight of the behemoth. but if i see one of their other ones for $2 i'd pick it up. maybe.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 31 October 2005 08:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's all about the Grimmrobe Demos for me. (White2 and Flight are cool too. Haven't heard the new one, but I like my Sunn o))) without vocals.)

Omar (Omar), Monday, 31 October 2005 09:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Grimm Robe for me as well

I think Sunn O))) are the Charlie Chaplin of metal

rizzx (Rizz), Monday, 31 October 2005 09:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>What do you think of Khanate?

Khanate get better with each release. I never listen to the debut, but Things Viral was brilliantly death-marchy, and the new one sort of combines the styles of the two prior releases into their best effort to date. The first track is seriously terrifying; I might play it to scare off trick-or-treaters tonight.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Monday, 31 October 2005 13:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Khanate are good, but I can only listen to like... one Khanate song at a time.

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Monday, 31 October 2005 17:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's all about the Grimmrobe Demos for me.

Yeah, that was the first I heard from them as well, and very good it is.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 31 October 2005 17:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>I can only listen to like... one Khanate song at a time.

They are a little too harrowing for home listening. But live...amazing.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Monday, 31 October 2005 18:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Eeek, I disagree. Last time I saw Khanate I went outside for the second half of their set. The first time I saw 'em was okay cuz their equipment failed after 1.5 jams and so it wasn't overkill.

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Monday, 31 October 2005 18:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'll cast another vote for OO Void.
The absence of drums is what really makes SunnO))) for me.

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Monday, 31 October 2005 18:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think Sunn O))) are the Charlie Chaplin of metal

???

LRJP! (LRJP!), Monday, 31 October 2005 18:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone else seeing them in SF tonight at Slim's? I can't stand Thrones, so I'm hoping to skip them and catch Boris and Sunn O))), but I'm not sure if Boris or Thrones will be on first.

recovering optimist (Royal Bed Bouncer), Monday, 31 October 2005 22:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

What a line up. I demand that line up comes to Scotland!!
Infact I want a Sunno))) , Earth, Boris, Corrupted,Thrones,Asva line up.

Oh well High On Fire supporting Mastodon on their UK tour will need to suffice for now :)

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Monday, 31 October 2005 22:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think Sunn O))) are the Charlie Chaplin of metal
???

i wasnt even drunk when i wrote that ;-)

it's true though, the way they exaggerate every aspect of metal in a sublime way reminds me of him....

rizzx (Rizz), Monday, 31 October 2005 22:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

besides drums then, of course

rizzx (Rizz), Monday, 31 October 2005 22:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

it's true though, the way they exaggerate every aspect of metal in a sublime way reminds me of him....

ah! I kind of get it now. :)

LRJP! (LRJP!), Monday, 31 October 2005 22:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sunn o))) = i'm still trying to figure out how i feel about them...i've listened to their records a bit and live at ArthurFest it was pretty cool, but maybe a bit to overly theatrical...i found myself laughing a bit too much...and I just sort of got the feeling that louder wasn't better....especially following Earth...Earth brought the drone so much more furiously with zero theatrics, less volume, and equally minimal (albeit Morricone-ish) riffing...
(also: sunn o))) wrecklessly pushing over the giant PA speakers when the fuses kept blowing and cut off their sound didn't really feel that metal...it reminded me of a junior high nirvana cover band playing a backyard birthday party, blowing their peavey amp, and throwing it in a nearby swimming pool...wah wah wah wah ...had they actually done the act on purpose in the middle of their set and killed 30 of the people sitting on the floor in front of the speakers...yes: that would be metal...) for my drone metal dollar, The Corrupted live in the fall of '97 at a weird bar in Savannah, Georgia was the best I have experienced in a live setting...it wasn't about volume, it wasn't about metal, it wasn't about theatrics, and it wasn't about riffs...it was about pure unrelenting brutality...i think they played for close to two hours....killer....

Khanate = I've only heard the new record, and I like it a lot....reminds me of The Necks if they played drone metal...I definitely want to track down the earlier stuff...to anyone who has them...is it all worth getting?

btw, pdf....khanate will make those trick or treaters piss their pants...go for it!

bobby.lasers, Monday, 31 October 2005 23:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

live at ArthurFest it was pretty cool

Ah, you were there? V. cool.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 31 October 2005 23:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How were Sunn o))) are ArthurFest, Ned?

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Monday, 31 October 2005 23:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm interested in how Sunn O))) are theatric live. I just figured it would be a few guys in robes shoe-gazing.

recovering optimist (Royal Bed Bouncer), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If thats the case then no wonder ned loves it!!

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How were Sunn o))) are ArthurFest, Ned?

From what I could hear of them through the walls, rather loud.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>I'm interested in how Sunn O))) are theatric live. I just figured it would be a few guys in robes shoe-gazing.

More amp-gazing than shoe-gazing; the time I saw them at Tonic (being gently sprinkled with dust shaken loose from the rafters the whole time), they spent the whole set facing their amps, never once turning around to look at the audience. That night there were four of them - two guitarists and a bassist, and one person on keyboards which were laid flat on the stage, so he/she was hunched on knees and elbows to play. (Still not looking at the crowd.)

pdf (Phil Freeman), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they're playing the sanctuary of a church here (philly) in december - i can't wait!

upcoming shows include - whitehouse, earth, sunn o)))

blackmail.is.my.life (blackmail.is.my.life), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Why is Earth not playing NYC?

pdf (Phil Freeman), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never mind; they're gonna be here on 11/20 at the Knitting Factory.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i can't wait for earth here. the new khanate blows me away more each time.

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i really like the new earth disc, but that may be owed to being from pa dutch country. i just got the new khanate.

blackmail.is.my.life (blackmail.is.my.life), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i like the earth too. it's just kinda weird. comparatively.

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

As I posted on the Earth thread theres some mp3s of live stuff from the current tour floating about.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Tuesday, 1 November 2005 02:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I now have 3 of those mp3s. They are really good. I hope the other tracks from that gig appear soon.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 3 November 2005 23:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

black boned angel at instal mined the same kind of metal-drone bowel-throbbing sludgeorama, pretty impressively i thought - churchy vocal chanting giving way to swans-like doom drumming and nostril-rippling deep-end bass - their motto: "transcendence can only be achieved at maximum volume"

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 3 November 2005 23:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wish I had went to that but I was skint. None of my mates were interested in going either. Didn't fancy hanging around for 2 days by myself despite only living 30 mins away by train.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 3 November 2005 23:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
"Transgressive" "novelist" Dennis Cooper has em as his #3 of 2005 in Artforum:

http://www.artforum.com/inprint/id=9859

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 18:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
is it alright to write an article explaining Sunn0))) to those unfamiliar with their music and not mention these two albumshttp://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc400/c464/c46483xd10v.jpg http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc500/c508/c5081901t06.jpg?

even though the band sights earth and melvins as their biggest influences this guy wants to make it seem like Sunn0)))'s music comes from nowhere - just these two crazy metal guys.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/magazine/28artmetal.html

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Sunday, 28 May 2006 14:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Surely you jest. Far from suggesting that their music comes from nowhere, one of the main themes of the article is how experimental metal draws from a well of influences that is probably surprising and intriguing to people who only know "heavy metal" as a caricature -- Stevie Wonder, bebop, Ethipian blues, Reich, Glass, etc. etc. etc. all get praised and cited.

erklie (erklie), Sunday, 28 May 2006 15:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

those artists may get praised and sighted but there's no direct musical link made. guy's definitely determined to make Sunn0))) into some iconoclastic musical visionaries rather than a band that plays music that sounds pretty much exactly like two albums that joe preston played on 15 years ago.

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Sunday, 28 May 2006 16:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The NY TImes magazine certainly can't be accused of picking obvious bands to spotlight in large features. First Broken Social Scene, now Sunn0))) and Boris. Surely a Sunset Rubdown cover story can't be far behind.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Sunday, 28 May 2006 16:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yes, it's alright

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 28 May 2006 16:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well they're kind of obvious in a certain way aren't they? I mean not top 40 obvious... but well demarcated "hipster" territory-- only breaking new ground to their readership surely?

gekoppel (Gekoppel), Sunday, 28 May 2006 16:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that's an awesome story! I love stumbling across cool shit, to experience something with 0 preconceived notions or expectations.

also, not to stereotype, but the sunn fans seem grimm + humorless.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 12 March 2009 00:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe its an american thing. i get the impression american metal fans take the genre and themselves a bit
more seriously than british ones?

Jamie_ATP, Thursday, 12 March 2009 01:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

also, not to stereotype, but the sunn fans seem spergin' + humorless.

WEREWOLF CONGRESS (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 12 March 2009 01:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Urgent and key:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/210827/

― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 20:12 (Yesterday)

what's funny is that I watch about 1 south park episode every 2 years and this is the last one I saw

also, the hot topic site is down now... victim of tru cvlt hax0rz or south park goth kids???

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 12 March 2009 02:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 20:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sounds like the first track on Super Ae..

Mister Craig, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 21:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

on sndtrk of new Jim Jarmusch film

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 19 April 2009 07:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm finding that I quite like Sunn o))).

_Rockist__Scientist_, Saturday, 23 May 2009 18:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Anyone else get the new Soma tape?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 7 September 2009 20:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.tapeworm.org.uk/ttw03.html

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 7 September 2009 20:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah I did, only played through once so far but drones away pretty swishily

fingerNAGLs (DJ Mencap), Monday, 7 September 2009 21:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've still to play mine.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 7 September 2009 21:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Can't find much in the ILM archives on Ascend's Ample Fire Within album, which I understand Greg Anderson is involved with. How does this compare to Greg's other stuff -- Goatsnake, Sunn O))), Teeth of Lions..., Pentemple and anything else I'm forgetting?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

s'ok

tom postin' (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Invisible Oranges has a new interview w/ O'Malley up today -- http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2010/06/interview-stephen-omalley-sunn-o-ktl/

ksh, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ascend's album was the best thing Greg's been involved with in years until M&D

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this KTL shit is deep

let it sb (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 02:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

seriously, Theme is on a whole new level of fucking ridiculously awesome

acoleuthic, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 13:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

This just in:

http://www.roadburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/SUNN-O-Roadburn-Festival-2011.jpg

Thijs, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 13:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I think 'Theme' by KTL is one of my favourite sounds in all of music ever

a fierce jet of passion-fruit cream and powdered mint leaves (acoleuthic), Sunday, 16 January 2011 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Swag)))

Bonnie Tyler The Creator (Doran), Sunday, 16 January 2011 20:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I made this and I am proud.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3xrrz9Qnf1qz6av7o1_500.png

Dolly Parton Parcel (scottfree), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:52 (six years ago) Permalink

would buy the tshirt

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:55 (six years ago) Permalink

ha, that's great

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 05:31 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

they playing the uk any time soon? I must catch these guys.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:33 (six years ago) Permalink

I thought they just had a European tour actually.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:10 (six years ago) Permalink

they played London, Manchester and Brighton in June

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:24 (six years ago) Permalink

bah, missed it.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:32 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

BUH.

http://sunn.bandcamp.com/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 April 2013 21:00 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

o'malley heads will like this one
http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/95284880307/st-francis-duo-stephen-omalley-and-steve-noble

tylerw, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Holy shit: Sunn O))) & Scott Walker -- didn't see the other thread: Scott-O -- as in Scott Walker and SunnO)))

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Friday, 22 August 2014 00:13 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

https://sunn-live.bandcamp.com/

groovypanda, Friday, 12 June 2015 08:00 (three years ago) Permalink

I was at this show. Don't think I need to hear it again, though.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 12 June 2015 10:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I was here. That was a good tour, but can't imagine I would pull out that rather than just listen to Monoliths.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 12 June 2015 12:49 (three years ago) Permalink

That said I like that bands do this and maybe there is a real gem out there (if so point it out :)) that's great.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Friday, 12 June 2015 13:50 (three years ago) Permalink

The most recent one on the page, from a couple of weeks ago in Bristol, was the most brutal Sunn show I've seen out of more than half a dozen, and features a Burning Witch cover at the start.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Monday, 15 June 2015 07:32 (three years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...
two years pass...

Two new Sunn O))) albums this year, both recorded by Steve Albini.... first in April, second later in the fall.

YES, PLEASE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4miK2kxrHM

ilxor, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Wow! That is great news.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:46 (two months ago) Permalink

New interview via Whiney is up on Stereogum, too.

STEREOGUM: There was a story about dead pigeons falling out of the rafters somewhere during a Sunn O))) show that could use a fact-check. Is that real or fake?

O’MALLEY: I’ve never seen a dead bird. I’ve never seen a dead creature.

STEREOGUM: That’s what separates you guys from Slipknot.

O’MALLEY: I guess so.

ANDERSON: That’s one of the things.

ilxor, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:55 (two months ago) Permalink

hell yeah

#LifeMetal Vs. #TripMetal

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:39 (two months ago) Permalink

strong interview

imago, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:51 (two months ago) Permalink

i usta work with Stephen in an office. Super-nice guy.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo4Jq-_tysc

Psyched to hear this in the context of a Sunn album

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:34 (two months ago) Permalink

That's the best news about this; that Hildur is on board.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh seriously? Hell yesssssss.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's in Whiney's interview linked up here. Super stoked.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Another interview with a bit more details on both albums: https://newnoisemagazine.com/greg-anderson-on-sunn-o-new-album-life-metal/?fbclid=IwAR1s-yVTVaKvXzbzANe6SodeeXePg7fDaBqwzuG01E6lMY2m0jITeIXHajU

Love this part (so all analog the record is not ;)

Life Metal also features other collaborations on the first song, “Between Sleipnir’s Breaths.” “The intro is actually stolen from Bathory, the [1988] Blood Fire Death record,” Anderson admits. “What happened was that Stephen and I are obsessed with Bathory, especially that record. That’s my personal favorite. In the past, on [2005’s] Black One, there is a riff from Blood Fire Death that we just slowed down. Same notes, but you can’t tell; it’s unrecognizable, because we play it so slow. I love that intro of the horses going into battle, and I just joked and said, ‘Why don’t we run that through some amps?’ It was funny, because I was thinking, ‘Albini is not going to be into this idea. He’s probably going to be like, “I don’t know, guys,”’ but right away, he was like, ‘Where can I find that?’ He looked it up on YouTube and then ran that through his board. The only computer in the room is the one that Steve uses on chat forums, but there is no recording going on there. So, there was a computer involved in that he transferred YouTube, ran it through his board, and then we ran it through some amplifiers and distortion pedals and added our own horse samples.”

willem, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

looking forward to this

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 13:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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