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

The Electric Rubicon #3: Time-Lag Records

Time-Lag Records is one of the best labels of all-time for my money. If you have any interest in free, psychedelic music you’ve likely crossed paths with something the label put out at some point or another. The likes of Six Organs of Admittance, Charalambides, and MV & EE all had early releases on Time-Lag and some of those records remain among their best work … Continue reading The Electric Rubicon #3: Time-Lag Records

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”

The Electric Rubicon #2: Gold Leaf Branches

I did not expect to be posting a second episode of The Electric Rubicon so quickly, but sometimes serendipitous things happen. On Saturday I was doing some research/digging for another future episode and remembered the three Elephant Micah CDRs that Time-Lag released back the mid-2000s. That, in turn, reminded me of the song he gave me for Gold Leaf Branches, a massive 3CD compilation I released on Digitalis in 2005. Continue reading The Electric Rubicon #2: Gold Leaf Branches

New Bums “Last Time I Saw Grace”

When the first jangly notes rang out and Donovon Quinn started singing on “Billy, God Damn,” it was like an old friend stopping by to say hello. So much about the exquisitely languid Last Time I Saw Grace is expertly crafted, written and constructed with such care that it becomes a world unto itself. “…the haze on the lights that leads us up and up … Continue reading New Bums “Last Time I Saw Grace”