Six Organs of Admittance is back with a new record. Three years after the brilliant Burning the Threshold, Ben Chasny brings a new energy and fresh palette of songs to this new venture.
Companion Rises is, in a way, a return to Six Organs older sound formula, but Chesny’s innate ability to bring moods and sounds altogether provides the listener a pathway to a torchlight set of songs that makes us navigate between an accessible edge where the use of synthetizer and guitar distortion blends intricately with this softer and striking atmospheric acoustic arrangements.
Ben Chasny recorded and mixed the entire record creating a push forward to a boldly old-fashioned and experimental folk with effective success. From the high-energy and intense rush of tracks like “Two Forms Moving” and “The Scout Is Here” to the stripped back and transcendent eerie of “Black Tea” and “Haunted and Known”, Companion Rises is an effort that goes around Chasny’s guitar turns, infinite loops of highs and lows and this repetitious harmony that clashes with the album’s sci-folk tale storytelling.
If you are expecting Chasny’s very own sound signature, Companion Rises fits the beat, but be ready for some imperfection, and the classic minimalist approach that we’re already used to in every Six Organs of Admittance listening experience. Chasny has struck gold once again.