Sunn O))) 'Life Metal' 2xLP
BEAR TREE RECORDS ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2019 #13
Limited purple coloured vinyl (edition of 500) transparent yellow coloured vinyl (edition of 500), limited Record Store Day 2019 orange vinyl, or limited black vinyl (edition of 1000)
New sunn O))) album recorded by Steve Albini. It is fully realised and completely real. The record was produced by the core of Stephen & Greg & arranged by the greater constellation Sunn O))). Paintings by visual artist Samantha Keely Smith graciously adorn the sleeve and provide a perfect suitable mask to the proceedings. They collide ideas of 19th century romanticism & late 20th abstract expressionism (mysticism) with Sunn O)))’s approach to metal (via reference points of Arbo, Turner, Delville, Richter, Turrel, Wou-Ki). Photographer Ronald Dick shot them in baths of light color representing depth of sound pressure in the work.
Label: Southern Lord