Six Organs Of Admittance / Luminous Night
Album: Luminous Night   Collection:General
Artist:Six Organs Of Admittance   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Drag City  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-01 Pull Date: 2010-01-03
Week Ending: Jan 3 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 15 Nov 8
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 16, 2013: Daydream Disaster
Ursa Minor
4. Dec 12, 2009: lost and found
Ursa Minor
2. Jan 05, 2010: Memory Select
Cover Your Wounds With The Sky
5. Dec 06, 2009: Wizzardmusique
Ursa Minor
3. Dec 31, 2009: orangeasm: ending 2009 like a stallion
Cover Your Wounds With The Sky
6. Dec 05, 2009: lost and found
Actaeon's Fall (Against The Hounds)

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-10-20
"Freak folk". One of the Bay Area's most prolific musicians of the last decade returns with an album full of doom-laced stories that make for a pretty heady listening experience. Guitarist/vocalist Ben Chasny aka Six Organs is joined by Eyving Kang on viola and Hans Tueber on alto flute in this beautifully haunting record, ideally suited to night-time slots. Apart from the first song (a pleasant medieval-style instrumental piece) the rest of the album is quite slow and heavy and the subject matter of the lyrics is quite dark. Melodies have a high dose of oriental/middle-eastern influence and there's a good mix of noisy experimentalism here and there. Good stuff!

Picks: 5,4,7 *** No FCCs ***

1. nice little acoustic instrumental intro, great guitar fingerpicking. song takes it's title from the hunter Actaeon's myth, who was transformed into a stag by the goddess Artemis (after seeing her naked) and torn apart by his own hounds
2. beautiful little ballad. i love the drony background guitar that slowly brings itself into the foreground. definite Floyd influence here. maybe because Chasny kind of sounds like Waters.
3. oriental style raga, including percussion and everything. Bar-Nasha is apparently christ's name in aramaic. vocals sound weirdly new-wavey
*4. instrumental bliss-out interlude. vicodin music. brick listen up
**5. beautifully melancholic ballad, picks up towards the end. Chasny's voice fits this really well... must be the saddest song on the album
6. slow, brooding, middle-eastern influenced instrumental. awesome viola...
*7. back to folky mode, nice addition of reverby backing vocals. noisy background guitar is pretty cool too.
8. pulsating noise intro, then some sort of psalm-like singing, slowly builds up and electric guitar enters... approaches Sunn 0))) style heaviness

Track Listing
1. Actaeon's Fall (Against The Hounds)   5. Ursa Minor
2. Anesthesia   6. River Of Heaven
3. Bar-Nasha   7. The Ballad Of Charley Harper
4. Cover Your Wounds With The Sky   8. Enemies Before The Night