Rated 5 out of
best gig of the year so far
This performance was fantastic ... it marks the biggest aesthetic break from Chasny's past work. The set opens with songs from 2015's Hexadic album which employs a singular, chance-based method of musical composition called the "Hexadic System", developed by Chasny over the last couple years, in part to re-energise his guitar playing and push it in new, uncomfortable directions. and to create the tonal, rhythmic and lyrical framework on which every track is based.
the performance was certainly the most bracing, least accessible album six organs has ever done as Six Organs Of Admittance. Imagine the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat as a free jazz excursion – molten electric guitar solos splayed over clippity-clop percussion and lurching bass, with the occasional word or two ("fake!" "path!" "cut!" – it's not entirely clear) barked over the mix. Six Organs is just a trio here, but the band makes an unholy racket. Chasny's guitar sound is so blown-out and goopy with distortion that you could practically hold it in your hands. the Sabbath-esque melodys, area a nerve-wracking good time that you couldn't get from psych freaks like Acid Mothers Temple.
the set ends with some SOOA classics and rare quiet moments. The bass and drums then show up, making soft, punctual interjections, before more clean guitars arrive. The whole thing is more thrilling than any of the gigs freak-outs.
definitely worth following Chasny deep into the music's blistering hot core
Date published: 2015-11-04