Sunn O)))‘s upcoming Pyroclasts album is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning, or evening during the two week Life Metal sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12 minute improvised modal drone at the start and or end of the day’s work.
The piece performed was timed with a stopwatch and tracked to two inch tape, it was an exercise and a chance to dig into a deep opening or closing of the days session in a deep musical way with all of the participants.
Listen below to “Frost (C)” from Pyroclasts.
Pyroclasts was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio on two inch tape July 2018, and mastered by Matt Colton through all analogue AAA process at Metropolis July 2019.
Sunn O))) are participating in the Ten Bands One Cause charity, whereby ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. More details here.
Pre-orders for Pyroclastsare live and available on the Sunn store and Bandcamp only. The album will be available on the Southern Lord main and European stores this Friday, October 4th. The news lands as European tour dates are set to commence next week, including some wonderful supporting artists including Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Runhild Gammelsæter & Lasse Marhaug duo, Puce Mary and Anna Von Hausswolff across selected dates – details can be found below.
October 7 DE, Munich Backstage Werk with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem
October 8 DE, Karlsruhe HfG / ZKM with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem
October 9 CH, Basel Rosstall with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem
October 10 DE, Leipzig Felsenkeller with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem
October 11 PL, Krakow Unsound festival
October 13 LT, Vilnius Kablys with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem
October 14 EE, Tallinn Vene Theatre with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem
October 15 FIN, Helsinki Kulttuuritalo with Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem
October 17 SE, Stockholm Kraken with Carl Michael Von Hausswolff
October 18 NO, Oslo Kulturkirchen Jakob with Runhild Gammelsæter & Lasse Marhaug duo
October 19 NO, Oslo Blä, Shoshin (初心) Duo show with Runhild Gammelsæter & Lasse Marhaug duo DJ set
October 21 DK, Copenhagen Koncerthuset with Puce Mary
October 22 NL, Nijmegen Doornroosje
October 24 UK, Bristol SWX with Anna Von Hausswolff
October 25 UK, Glasgow QMU with Anna Von Hausswolff
October 26 UK, Birmingham The Crossing with Anna Von Hausswolff
October 27 UK, Manchester Albert Hall with Anna Von Hausswolff
October 28 UK, London Roundhouse with Anna Von Hausswolff
INCOMING IN 2020…
La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris presents:
SUNN O))) – LET THERE BE DRONE
ONE RESIDENCE, TWO CONCEPTS, THREE CONCERTS
30 Jan / Life Metal
01 Feb / Life Metal
02 Feb / Shoshin (初心)
Pyroclasts arrives on October 25 via Southern Lord.