Country : United Kingdom / United States Label : 4AD / Beggars Banquet Genres and styles : Drone Year : 2014
Scott Walker + Sunn O)))


· by Geneviève Gendreau

True to their collaborative habits, the members of Sunn O))) join forces here with none other than the late Scott Walker (who passed in 2019), to fashion a musical artefact as captivating as it is unique. Walker’s imperious, hallucinatory voice fits perfectly into these icy atmospheres, regulated by the almost constant hum of the bass. The long pieces, like so many cryptic odes to the fallen — the killed or the killers — draw out a gloomy opera reminiscent of Alban Berg’s aesthetics. Walker, officiating ceremoniously, becomes a prophet of misfortune on these obscure, magnetic fables.

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