LP Includes MP3 download coupon on 180 gram BLACK vinyl with deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.
Having first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, Sunn O))) initiated a conversation that would instead lead to something even more enticing, in the form of the epic Soused.
With a career spanning more than five decades, Scott Walker’s cult status remains as significant as ever before. Experiencing mega-stardom as part of The Walker Brothers before carving out a career as a solo crooner who released a quartet of peerless self-titled LPs that painted rich vignettes of life in the late 60s, Scott went through what felt like a massive U-turn by recording a collection of masterfully challenging albums: Climate Of Hunter (1984), Tilt (1996), The Drift (2006) and Bish Bosch (2013). While there’s some truth to this artistic arc, the actual picture is a lot more complex, with his knack for introducing the disturbingly counter-intuitive and the uncanny into his songwriting dating back to the likes of 'The Plague' (1967) and ‘It’s Raining Today’ (1969).
Centred around the core duo of Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson, Sunn O))) have been at the heart of underground and experimental metal since they began in Los Angeles back in 1998, broadening in range to increasingly encompass avant-garde and jazz dynamics to their dark music. Anderson is involved in running Southern Lord (Sunn O)))’s usual label home, whilst O’Malley is involved in a remarkable web of projects as a musician, designer, and label head of Ideologic Organ.
They appear alongside extended Sunn O))) member Tos Nieuwenhuizen on this recording.
Recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman, Soused is a 5-track, 50-minute collaborative record that cements the status of both act’s wide-reaching and otherworldly renown.
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