SUNN O))) is proud to present their 7th studio album, after 10 years of existence, entitled Monoliths & Dimensions. The album showcases the core guitar duo – Stephen Oâ€™Malley and Greg Anderson – incorporating influences from a plethora of guest musicians, bringing the SUNN O))) sound to epic new levels. The band also collaborated with composer Eyvind Kang (notable for his work with John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell, etc.) on various acoustic ensembles, in addition to the Helios fueled electric guitars and basses. Key players on the album include Australian guitar genius Oren Ambarchi, enigmatic Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Tormentor, etc.) and slow music godfather Dylan Carlson (Earth), as well as Julian Priester (worked with Sun Ra in the 50s, JohnÂ Coltraneâ€™s African Brass band, and Herbie Hancockâ€™s Sextant band) and new-music horn player Stuart Dempster. Thereâ€™s also an upright bass trio, French & English horns, harp & flute duo, piano, brass,Â reed & strings ensembles, and a Viennese womanâ€™s choir led by Persian vocal savant Jessika Kenney.
The album is not “SUNN O))) with strings” or “metal meets orchestra” material. The band took an approach concentrating on more of allusion toward the timbre of feedback and the instruments involved, so the piece is really illusory, beautiful and not entirely linear, stating that the end product is “the most musical piece weâ€™ve done, and also the heaviest, powerful and most abstract set of chords we’ve laid to tape” The album was recorded and mixed by Randall Dunn & Mell Dettmer at various points over the last 2 years, and will be released late May 2008. Monoliths & Dimensions is practice in density, gravity and momentum.
Monoliths & Dimensions track listing:
Big Church [megszentsÃ©gtelenÃthetetlensÃ©geskedÃ©seitekÃ©rt] (09:43)
Hunting & Gathering (Cydonia) (10:02)
MAXIMUM VOLUME YIELDS MAXIMUM RESULTS.