sunn O))) – “Monoliths & Dimensions”
released July 7, 2009 on Southern Lord
Everything the Anderson-O’Malley duo has created leads to this point in their evolution, the seventh studio effort in a decade-long career. In addition to frequent collaborators Oren Ambarchi and vocalist Attila Csihar (Mayhem), there is a breadth of guest musicians throughout the album. A short list includes composer Eyvind Kang, Julian Priester (Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock), and Dylan Carlson (Earth), but there are around thirty in all. On the surface, one may think this daunting enterprise too unwieldy for mere mortals to control. I implore you, succumb to the cthonic shifts and tidal pulls. Total immersion has never been so necessary and so illuminating. Now clearly the masters of avant-garde doom, this is the new gold standard by which to judge.
A Best of 2009 pick!
Try *1*, *2*, 3, 4
02. Big Church [megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért]
03. Hunting & Gathering (Cydonia)