Our single of the week (20th July 2012)
Six Organs Of Admittance goes stomping wordlessly into the next phase with heavy gravity boots on. This precedes the rock & role-playing of the forthcoming ‘Ascent’ album.
This is full-bore Six Organs, featuring Ben Chasny backed with his erstwhile bandmates known as Comets On Fire.
‘Mission Abort’ features the thickness and tension that any mission worth aborting has hanging in the air. The bass hunkers down, close to the surface, while the drums drill holes into the planet and the guitars and organs go into orbit.
Blues in space? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that ‘Blues For Jack Parsons’ isn’t really a blues, although it is an ode to a rocket scientist - the infamous California scion and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratories and Aerojet, as well as proponent of the dark arts. Parsons claimed no ideological preference between science and magick, and his death following an explosion in his home laboratory at the age of 38 has been ascribed to one and the other ever since. The eerie, otherworldly elements of the A side are amplified here, with creepy and climatic effects evoked by all concerned while once again the rhythm thumps forward toward the inescapable end.
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