Sunday, 13 November 2011
Sunn0))) “double o void” review for This Is Not A Scene
“Double O Void” was the second album recorded by Sunn O))) around 2000. At that time the band featured Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson, and on this release they were joined by Stuart Dahlquist (Goatsnake, Burning Witch), Petra Haden and Pete Stahl. For those readers initiated into the music of Sunn O))) this release will come as no surprise, and can be enjoyed as an early document of the origins of a group of musicians formulating their art. Those unfamiliar with the resonance of Sunn O))) should read carefully. Devoid of any perceivable rhythm or tune, each piece is built up of tectonic plates of sound shifting lugubriously against each other to produce sculptures of sound that, at the same time, are impenetrable and curiously alluring. The tectonic plates are built up of profoundly distorted bass and guitar lines that build upon each other, layer upon layer, to construct what can only be described as a colossal sound “experience”.......