Six Organs of Admittance
Donovan Quinn, Mss.
Wednesday August 17, 2011, Doors at 8pm
Listen to an in-studio interview with Six Organs Wednesday 8/17 at 2pm on the Nowhere Near show hosted by Dominic Devito!
Six Organs of Admittance is basically just one man (but what a man!) - Ben Chasny, along with whomever he ropes in for recording or for shows. This man-band started in 1997 when Ben self- released his first LP in an edition of 400, little dreaming that one day Six Organs of Admittance would sell 37 times as many records. It was just something that was destined to happen - but that was the beginning of the happening.
Over the years, Six Organs of Admittance has had many releases on a variety of labels, most notably Holy Mountain. During this time, Six Organs of Admittance became one of the most infulential sounds in the free world. In 2005, Ben found a home at Drag City and released the landmark album, School of the Flower. Free jazz ninja drum master Chris Corsano joined Ben and the results were a perfect blend of melody, out-folk, minimalism and noise, getting much critical applause and ending up on year-end best-of-the-year lists by magazines such as Mojo, Wire, and Magnet.
2006 sees the release of the best Six Organs release yet. The Sun Awakens features some of the most feedback-drenched, dark, cult-chanting, completely beautiful music ever released by the band. The everlasting goal of expansion - any kind of expansion you can imagine - has been tapped once again by the living entity known as Six Organs of Admittance.
Ben also appears on Drag City as one-half of August Born with his hero Hiroyuki Usui. He has played in the touring band of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and plays guitar in the bands Current 93, Badgerlore, and Comets on Fire. You can check out this elevated master. Will he have Elena Magik Marker with him, cause she was a fantastic and vicious foil for Chasney's placid jams. I don't know. You tell me.
Mss. awakens from another long hiatus with more new songs, more new members (the estimable B. Hoffa on stringed instruments), and an ever-growing list of local luminaries sitting in on songs here and there
Alone, either band would wipe your synapses clean. Together... God help the man-jack or bawdy-Audrey who stands in their way