Sunn O))) 'Monoliths and Dimensions' 2xLP
DELUXE DOUBLE LP: 2 x 180gr virgin black vinyl, housed in heavyweight inner sleeves and a high end 'tip-on' style gatefold sleeve and vellum outer sleeve. Weighty!
SUNN O))) are proud to present their 7th studio album after 10 years of existence. Work that spanned a year and a half resulted in their most intense, mature work to date.
Recorded at various points throughout 2007 & 2008 by Randall Dunn and Mell Dettmer, it features an array of other players including longtime collaborators Attila Csihar and Oren Ambarchi, and other luminaries such as Julian Priester (notable for work with Sun Ra and Herbie Hancock), and slow music God-father Dylan Carlson of Earth.
In addition, arrangements were handled by noted composer Eyvind Kang who has worked with John Zorn, Bill Frisell and Mike Patton amongst others. Fleshing out the usual Sunn lineup is an upright bass trio, french & English horns, a harp and flute duo, piano, brass, reed & string ensembles. Despite this, this is not "SUNN with strings" or "metal meets orchestra" material, this is something altogether more exciting.
Cover art by eminent artist Richard Serra.
Catalogue number: SUNN100LP
Label: Southern Lord