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Album Review: Sunn O))) – Kannon

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So a few days until the Buck Moon on 21st July means that the release of the second instalment in the Harvestman ‘Triptych’ series is similarly imminent. This three album musical cycle created by Steve Von Till (aka Harvestman) the guitarist/vocalist/lynch pin of seminal post metal pioneers Neurosis began this April with the earthy psych …

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So here’s the real sound of the psychedelic underground filtering through once more. Beyond retro, pastiche or nostalgia, forward thinking, lifeblood music that connects the pathways of cosmic rock, kosmische, trance and improv, part of the essential root system that feeds so many derivatives. Experimental guitarists Aidan Baker and Eric Quach have been injecting their …

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It’s over 40 years since Michael Gira’s Swans burst onto the scene. Actually, more like oozed onto the scene, a bit like that monster in Dr Who who seeped under your door, Now, 16 albums later, Gira returns to Manchester, the location for many a triumphant Swans gig, with his revolving entourage of musicians in …

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Every now and again, a band comes along that compels you to move heaven and earth to see them play live – 3AM are one such band. “3AM it’s the solo project of Chino Burga (La IrA de Dios, La Garua, Necromongo, Los Entierros, Black Saqras, Espira) based on riffs, loops and a lot of tremolo.” I …

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How do you find yourself listening to Sunn O)))? What makes you decide to buy tickets to see Sunn O))), donning cloaks and floating in a sea of fog machine emissions in some small theater as the ceiling tiles shake and plaster cracks and crumbles from the sheer hellish volume they create? In the past …

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The jam is something that seems to be missing in much of mainstream music these days. I am not saying that it was ever that prevalent, but there have been times when musicians just got up and played; just to see where it would take them. This, of course, would be an anathema to most …

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The Black Angels and Sonic Jesus Split Single, I’m just going to savour saying that again, The Black Angels and Sonic Jesus Split Single… A proverbial beatific match made in Fuzz Club heaven. I confess to having been a bit of late-comer to The Black Angels, but when they appeared on my radar in December 2013, …

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