Sunn O))) have announced that their new album “Pyroclasts” will be released on October 25. The effort was recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL, during the same sessions that yielded the band’s recently released album “Life Metal.” You can find a teaser for “Pyroclasts” below:
A press release offered more info on the album:
‘The ‘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 twelve-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 day’s session in a deep musical way with all of the participants. To connect/reconnect, liberate the creative mind a bit and greet each other and the space through the practice of sound immersion. The players across the four pieces of Pyroclasts are Tim Midyett, T.O.S., Hildur Guðnadóttir, and as always Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson’
‘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 vividness 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.’
“Pyroclasts” Track Listing: