SUNN O}}} - PYROCLASTS
Format: Vinyl Album
Not Currently Available
SUNN O))) ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF PYROCLASTS, INCOMING ON 25TH OCTOBER ON LP AND DIGITAL FORMATS. SUPPORT ACTS FOR EUROPEAN TOUR INCLUDING ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF ON SELECTED DATES
PYROCLASTS ALBUM TRAILER
UK INDIES ONLY TRANSPARENT RED VINYL 1000 COPIES ONLY - NON RETURNABLE.
ALSO AVAILABLE ON BLACK VINYL - NON-RETURNABLE
BOTH FORMATS IN STOUGHTON JACKET, PRINTED INNERS, OBI STRIP WITH FOUR OF SAMANTHA KEELY SMITHS INCREDIBLE CONSCIOUSNESS MEMORY LANDSCAPES GRACING THE ALBUM SLEEVE.
The Pyroclasts album is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning, or evening during the two week Life Metal sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12 minute improvised modal drone at the start and or end of the day's work. The piece performed was timed with a stopwatch and tracked to two inch tape, it was an exercise and a chance to dig into a deep opening or closing of the days session in a deep musical way with all of the participants. To connect/reconnect, liberate the creative mind a bit and greet each other and the space through the practice of sound immersion. The players across the four pieces of Pyroclasts are Tim Midyett, T.O.S., Hildur Guðnadóttir, and as always Stephen O'Malley & Greg Anderson. The music on Pyroclasts is inextricably woven to Life Metal. It exists on the very same tape reels, was explicitly recorded by Steve Albini. The brightness and vividity of that glorious session glares through these four tracks, the precision and radiance, prismatic lustrousness of the saturation, the elemental sculptural shapes, the abstract renderings. It is a sister, or perhaps a shadow
album. Or perhaps the now apparent miasma or aether. But it also exists in a form of a pause, a time space which exist in between and around the compositional structures of Sunn O)))'s titanic works. For the listener or recipient/participant there are deep rewards within the patience of pulling down the walls and letting the music feel, and feel the music. To be immersed will reveal great detail and colour, clarify image, encourage a depth of focus and stillness which may lead to a quite profound experience. Sitting inside the space of time. A deep form of elementalism, even atomism, and connection with presence moment, time and reality. Sunn O))) would invite their audience to consider these points of perception when experiencing and listening to Pyroclasts. Sunn O))) would also invite and encourage the audience to use Pyroclasts as a lens to review and reexperience the complexity of the Life Metal album, and even to interrupt its sequence with Pyroclasts. This elaboration can bring the astute listener both abyssal, hallowed rewards. Pyroclasts was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio on two inch tape July 2018, and mastered by Matt Colton through all analogue AAA process at Metropolis July 2019.
Stephen & Greg would like to dedicate this album to the memories of Ron Guardipee, Kerstin Daley & Scott Walker.
TRACK LIST: SIDE A) Frost ( C ) Kingdoms (G) SIDE B) Ampliphædies (E) Ascension (A)
SUNN O))), ON TOUR:
SEPTEMBER 2019 - WESTERN U.S.
September 1 Dallas, TX @ Granada, with Papa M, Big|Brave September 2 Austin, TX @ Emo's, with Papa M, Big|Brave September 4 Denver, CO @ The Gothic, with Papa M, Big|Brave September 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall with Papa M, Big|Brave, Eagle Twin September 7 Phoenix, AZ @ Arcosanti with Papa M, Big|Brave September 8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan, with Papa M, Big|Brave September 9 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore, with Papa M, Big|Brave September 11 Seattle, WA @ Showbox, with Papa M September 12 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall, with Papa M September 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever [Shoshin (??) Duo]
LET THERE BE DRONE (MULTIPLE GAINS STAGES) OCTOBER 2019 October 7 DE, Munich Backstage Werk with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem October 8 DE, Karlsruhe HfG / ZKM with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem October 9 CH, Basel Rosstall with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem October 10 DE, Leipzig Felsenkeller with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem October 11 PL, Krakow Unsound festival October 13 LT, Vilnius Kablys with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem