While SUNN O))) was recording Life Metal, which released earlier this year on Southern Lord, the band added a ritual to work through a 12-minute improvised modal drone. The band recorded the sessions, which will now be released as Pyroclasts on Oct. 25 (Southern Lord).
"The music on Pyroclasts is inextricably woven to Life Metal. It exists on the very same tape reels, was explicitly recorded by Steve Albini. The brightness and vividity of that glorious session glares through these four tracks, the precision and radiance, prismatic lustrousness of the saturation, the elemental sculptural shapes, the abstract renderings. It is a sister, or perhaps a shadow album. Or perhaps the now apparent miasma or aether. But it also exists in a form of a pause, a time space which exist in between and around the compositional structures of Sunn O)))’s titanic works," the album press release states.
The record is dedicated to the memories of Ron Guardipee, Kerstin Daley, and Scott Walker.
Pyroclasts track listing:
SUNN O))), ON TOUR:
SEPTEMBER 2019 – WESTERN U.S.
September 1 Dallas, TX @ Granada, with Papa M, Big|Brave
September 2 Austin, TX @ Emo’s, with Papa M, Big|Brave
September 4 Denver, CO @ The Gothic, with Papa M, Big|Brave
September 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall with Papa M, Big|Brave, Eagle Twin
September 7 Phoenix, AZ @ Arcosanti with Papa M, Big|Brave
September 8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan, with Papa M, Big|Brave
September 9 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore, with Papa M, Big|Brave
September 11 Seattle, WA @ Showbox, with Papa M
September 12 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall, with Papa M
September 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever [Shoshin (初心) Duo]
LET THERE BE DRONE (MULTIPLE GAINS STAGES) OCTOBER 2019
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 & Lass Marhaug duo
October 19 NO, Oslo Blä, Shoshin (初心) Duo show with Runhild Gammelsæter & Lass 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 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)
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