Published Jun 30, 2009After recently cleaning out Six Organs of Admittance's closet with the three-disc RTZ comp, Ben Chasny is getting back into proper album mode. Come mid-August, Drag City will release the follow-up to last year's Shelter from the Ash, with Chasny's band this time going with the very Six Organs of Admittance title of Luminous Light.
The album was recorded and produced by Randall Dunn (SunnO))), Secret Chiefs 3) at Aleph Studios in Seattle, with a crew of multi-instrumentalists lending a hand, including Eyvind Kang (John Zorn, SunnO))), Mike Patton) Hans Tueber, Tor Dietrichson, Matt Chamberlin and Dave Abramson. For a cover, Six Organs went with the image above and decided on the tracklisting below.
As always, though, Chasny also has a lot of other things going on besides Luminous Light. On August 5, he'll appear on a spit 12-inch with Azul on PSF Records, who are limiting this release to 700 copies. On November 4, Six Organs will provide the soundtrack to the new novel/CD by Joseph Mattson, Empty the Sun, and Chasny and Donovan Quinn recently wrote a record's worth of music last year "during many late night hangs," though this particular project has yet to be slated for release.
On top of all this, Chasny is currently in the midst of working on a Six Organs guitar TAB book, he says on his website. Right now, he's taking requests/suggestions over here on what songs to include, so if you'd like him to TAB you something, let him know.
Luminous Light reportedly has an August 17 due date in the UK, meaning we'll likely get it here in North America the following day.
Here is the tracklisting:
1. "Actaeon's Fall (Against the Hounds)"
4. "Cover Your Wounds with the Sky"
5. "Ursa Minor"
6. "River of Heaven"
7. "The Ballad of Charley Harper"
8. "Enemies Before the Light"