Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Six Organs of Admittance - Burning the Threshold, album review

Finger Plucked Beauty

This is a beautiful folk album by Ben Chasny as Six Organs of Admittance. Whilst mainly gentle fare [rather than other band Comets of Fire psychedelic rock], it is the finger-plucked guitar playing that stands to the gorgeous fore, especially instrumental Reservoir that rolls down from a repeated single high note in one of the simplest but soothing melodic lines. Another superb instrumental is the acoustic duet Around the Axis between Chasny and Ryley Walker, reminding of Jansch and Renbourn. 

There is some fuzz and other rock on the excellent Taken by Ascent, if you want a bit of this as well. And why not.


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