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Metta, Benevolence BBC 6Music : Live on the Invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs

by SUNN O)))

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pinkytheent Man, what Sunn O))) does. If anyone else did it, it would not just be boring, it would be pretentious. But Sunn O))) really submerges you in cosmic waves like few can. Reflections on single notes can sink you into the deeps, leaving you astonished that 14 minutes went by in a colorful cloud. Every aural event is clearly meditated upon for inclusion in the whole, creating a thick sonic sauce – cooked down to the most fundamental and deepest flavors. Favorite track: Pyroclasts C#.
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sohfan2017 Within 5 minutes of this track starting, im out. my favorite way to relax at night. Favorite track: Pyroclasts F.
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bcb723 Okay this is what I needed. The recording here of these three massive Life Metal/Pyroclasts songs is all-encompassing. But Anna von Hausswolf's performance on the first half made me an immediate fan and go back to her solo albums for more. Seriously, Sunn O))) should definitely play this hour+ sequence in future tours. I can only imagine what this would sound/feel like at max impact. This is the absolute real deal and also a truly cool soundtrack for an inward journey. Favorite track: Pyroclasts C#.
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In late October 2019, following a successful UK tour ending in a sold-out concert at the mythical Roundhouse in London, SUNN O))) entered studio 4 of the BBC Maida Vale. On invitation to record a live session for Mary Anne Hobbs to be broadcast on Samhain via her excellent radio show on BBC6. To enter the legendary John Peel studios was to enter a temple of music and experimentation, liberty in ideas and sound. The band was nearing the end of a long touring year around the Life Metal and Pyroclast albums. SUNN O))) had developed the compositions extensively, embracing the formative concepts of the Life Metal album conceptually and emotionally, but actualised and evolved into vast, open and bright hypersaturated arrangements. Particularly the pieces the band chose to perform on this recording: Troubled Air and Pyroclasts. The former enriched into a total aspect of the band's ethos and form in many ways, and Pyroclasts had evolved to become all-inclusive radiation of O))). The radiation embraces collaboration and freedom of interpretation by each player, within a structural format of the massive monuments of sound and distortion which define SUNN O))). Anna Von Hausswolf and her band had accompanied SUNN O))) on the UK leg, and Anna joined SUNN O))) in the studio on synths and with her tremendous voice on the Pyroclasts pieces.

Artwork by Samantha Keely Smith
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Worldwide CD & Digital Release: 11/26/2021
Worldwide 2xLP (w/ limited edition color variants) available for pre-order 11/05/2021 Release date Jan. 2022
©Southern Lord Recordings 2021

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released January 22, 2022

Stephen O’Malley (Electric Guitar, Minimoog Model D synthesizer)
Greg Anderson (Electric Guitar, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer)
Tos Nieuwenhuizen (Moog Rogue synthesizer)
Stephen Moore (Trombone, Roland Junior-106 (mod) & Nord Stage (gaffed black) synthesizers)
Tim Midyett (Electric Bass Guitar, Roland Juno-106 synthesizer)
Anna von Hausswolff (Voice & Nord C2D synthesizer on Pyroclasts F & C#)

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SUNN O))) Seattle, Washington

Sunn O)))) formed 1996, Seattle WA (as Mars). A synthesis of diverse: drone, ur, noise, metal, minimalism/maximalism; supported by a cast of collaborators, O))) has two core members: Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson.

All digital sales directly go to O))) funding future actions. Hail to our great fans! Thank you all very much for your support so far and in the future! WE RESPECT!
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