Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Sound Sculptures of Sunn O))): The Heaviest Band of All

Now we are really getting into the fringes of 'rock' if you could call it that, into something known as 'Drone metal', described in the NY Times by author John Wray as 'not unlike listening to an Indian Raga in the middle of an earthquake'

The leaders are Sunn O))) (pronounced simply sun) consisting of Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson. They appear on stage wearing 'grim robes' and produce soundscapes on guitar, long drones in very low tuning at deafening volume

In 2007 Q Magazine named their album White1 (2003) as the heaviest of all time, pipping Back in Black to the finish line.....

Listen if you dare

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