Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Six Organs of Admittance - Dark Noontide (2002)

Ben Chasny is the one-man band behind Six Organs of Admittance, a project he started in 1997 up in the tiny Humboldt County enclave of Arcata on Northern California's Lost Coast. People travel to the Lost Coast for solitude . and you can hear it in his droning textures and folky blend of psychedelia; although the chords are mostly minor (it is folk after all) it still has a warmth to it to counter the contemplative vibe. It's the thinking man's drone folk.

I read somewhere that this album was Chasny's attempt at setting Dreamtime to music, if you're unfamiliar with Dreamtime it's the Aboriginal myth of Creation and how all people exist eternally in the Dreaming, and upon being born we are more or less custodians of our little part of the world, learning the customs and traditions of our place. Hence, the "six organs of admittance" is thought to be how our spirits enter our mother's womb to inhabit our fetuses.

Check out this blissful and chaotic record immediately!



Six Organs of Admittance - Dark Noontide (2002; Holy Mountain Records)
60.1 mb, VBR avg ~ 191 kbps

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