Quattro anni dopo ‘Kannon’ i signori del drone sono tornati con ben due nuovi album. Il primo si chiama ‘Life Metal’ ed è stato licenziato ad aprile via Southern Lord e “lavorato” da Steve Albini a Chicago. “It is fully realised and completely real. The record was produced by the core of Stephen & Greg & arranged by the greater constellation Sunn O))). Paintings by visual artist Samantha Keely Smith graciously adorn the sleeve and provide a perfect suitable mask to the proceedings. They collide ideas of 19th century romanticism & late 20th abstract expressionism (mysticism) with Sunn O)))’s approach to metal (via reference points of Arbo, Turner, Delville, Richter, Turrel, Wou-Ki)”.
Il secondo vedrà la luce invece il 25 ottobre e si chiama ‘Pyroclasts’, realizzato sempre con la mano sapiente di Albini. “Pyroclasts is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two week Life Metal sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12 minute improvised modal drone at the start and or end of the day’s work. The piece performed was timed with a stopwatch and tracked to two inch tape, it was an exercise and a chance to dig into a deep opening or closing of the days session in a deep musical way with all of the participants”.