The doom has dropped, Sunn O))) back-cat available direct from band
I’m not sure when these went up, but it looks like pretty much the entire discography of Seattle’s finest; the darkest of dark doom merchants Sunn O))) is available for purchase on their Bandcamp profile.
Formed in 1996 by Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson; Sunn O))) are as influential as they are intense. Their live performances as much a drone laden extreme trip of doom experimentation as endurance test for the audience.
Simply, they are ESSENTIAL listening.
Many people cite their Altar album with Boris as their favourite so start there
Also, here’s their collaborative Che piece with Pan Sonic for Blast First Petite’s 10″ series celebrating Alan Vega.
And whilst we’re on the subject, here’s an interview between Stephen O’Malley and the Quietus from last year.
…I think there were three different starting points for that group, and the first one was when Greg and I met and started playing music together in ‘93. Sunn O))) formed in ‘98, and that was the second one. But really it turned into something more after the ØØ Void album in 2002, 2003, when we started taking it seriously as a live group, and basically tried to do something outside of our little personal space.
ØØ Void is really just a seed. I think it’s recorded well, and it’s our first chance with that group to do something properly in a good studio. Stuart Dahlquist (who co-founded Stephen and Greg’s previous band, Burning Witch) is also playing on it, and there’s some other friends involved just as collaborators, so it’s the start of this collaboration idea that we’ve continued a lot over the years. It’s a great heavy record, but when it came out it got terrible reviews. Until later, when Julian Cope wrote a review about it on his website: it’s hilarious, completely taking the piss out of it. But, in a way, it’s great. He invented his own song titles, and he just took the idea of what we were doing and made a new album out of it. Everything he said was totally spot on, in a way.