Guitar Solos & Glam With Six Organs of Admittance

Ben Chasny scorched the aural plains with his latest Six Organs of Admittance offering, The Veiled Sea. While, of course, every Six Organs record is a guitar record, he’s never made a guitar record like this one. The Veiled Sea is absolutely dripping with snarling guitar solos. They’re everywhere on the album, the blood that pumps through its circulatory system keeping it pushing ahead. Building an album around … Continue reading Guitar Solos & Glam With Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance “The Veiled Sea”

About 30 seconds into “Somewhere in the Hexagon of Saturn,” Ben Chasny’s guitar rips a hole in the atmosphere, loudly announcing his arrival. For roughly eight minutes straight, he never lets up, cranking a constant sonic barrage that’s never overwrought or overdone, it simply overwhelms. That sense of dazed wonder is the driving force behind The Veiled Sea. It’s a Six Organs album like no other. … Continue reading Six Organs of Admittance “The Veiled Sea”

Daniel Bachman “Axacan”

As I sit listening to the winding journey of Daniel Bachman’s magnum opus, Axacan, I keep thinking about this passage from Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights: “Standing there on the embankment, staring into the current, I realized that – in spite of all the risks involved – a thing in motion will always be better than a thing at rest; that change will always be a nobler … Continue reading Daniel Bachman “Axacan”

Sunburned Hand of the Man “Pick a Day to Die”

You know what? It’s about damn time. Sunburned Hand of the Man, at the height of their powers, were the sun around which so much revolved. The sprawling, shapeshifting collective featured an endless stream of incredible artists, progressive ideas, and otherworldly, cathartic jams that if you weren’t totally overwhelmed – in the best way possible – you probably weren’t paying close enough attention. On Pick … Continue reading Sunburned Hand of the Man “Pick a Day to Die”