Six Organs of Admittance is the primary musical project of guitarist Ben Chasny, formed in 1998 in northern California, USA. Beginning as a solo endeavor, it now regularly features other musicians in concert and as guests on records. Original inspiration for the band came from wanting to merge the styles of fingerpicked acoustic guitar with more improvisational drone elements.
A copy of Hans Peter Duerr’s Dreamtime book provided the early blueprint for the analogy of fingerpicked acoustic guitar as civilization vs. noise/drone as wilderness that was to dominate the first few records. The Six Organs sound has moved toward more electric styles through the years but the acoustic element is never too far away.
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SIX ORGANS’ new LP Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of lightness into one of his sweetest musical meditations yet.
Like so many other Six Organs records, the new lp BURNING THE THRESHOLD was created mostly solo, but features the singing talents of Alex Nielsen, Haley Fohr and Damon and Naomi; the drumming of Chris Cor-sano; a guitar duet with Ryley Walker, and keys and mixing from Cooper Crain. With this new music, Ben Chasny has created a potent tonic for our times. The gentleness found here, balanced on top of his classical asceticism, provides much of what we need in 2017 and beyond: love, forgiveness, reality and an ever-wider view, with the understand-ing of our circular path in this lifetime. Looking
BURNING THE THRESHOLD “this new LP from psych-folk guitar hero Ben Chasny is his warmest, most accessible release yet.” Pitchfork
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