Sunn O)))

“Black One”

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Tracklist

  1. Sin Nanna
  2. It Took The Night To Believe
  3. Cursed Realms (Of The Winterdemons)
  4. Orthodox Caveman
  5. CandleGoat
  6. Cry For The Weeper
  7. Báthory Erzsébet

Companies etc…

Recorded At – The Sanctuary
Recorded At – Donner & Blitzen Studios
Recorded At – Jerker House
Mixed At – Donner & Blitzen Studios
Mixed At – Big Jesus Burger Studios
Mastered At – Capital Mastering

Credits

Art Direction [O)))] – Stephen O'Malley
Cover [Cover Illustration] – Jo Ratcliffe
Guest [Very Special Guest] – John Wiese
Guest [Very Special Guest] – Malefic (2)
Guest [Very Special Guest] – Oren Ambarchi
Guest [Very Special Guest] – Wrest
Mastered By – Mark Chalecki
Mixed By – Mathias Schneeberger
Mixed By – Sunn O)))
Mixed By [Ambarchi Pieces - Overdubs & Mixing] – Chris Townend
Other [Robes] – Liz O'Malley
Performer – Greg Anderson
Performer – Stephen O'Malley
Producer – Sunn O)))
Recorded By [Ambarchi Pieces] – Oren Ambarchi
Recorded By [Initial Tracks] – Reedo
Recorded By [Primary Tracks] – Mathias Schneeberger
Typography [Text] – Seldon Hunt

Notes

"Maximum Volume Yields Maximum Results" Initial tracks recorded 09/01 & 11/01 @ the Sanctuary Primary tracks recorded 05/05 @ Donner-Blitzen, Mixed 05/05 @ Donner-Blitzen Ambarchi pieces recorded @ Jerker House, Overdubs & mixing at BigJesusCharger 06/05 Assembled @ Donner-Blitzen 07/05 Mastered @ Capital Mastering Additional 1-tracking on Wrest & Malefic's machines early 05 Track 3 originally recorded by [a=Immortal]. Track times on sleeve are slightly out. First catalog number on spine, second catalog number on disc.

The  sixth and darkest sunn 0))) album featuring very special guests Oren Ambarchi, Wrest (Leviathan/Lurker of Chalice/ Twilight) Malefic (Xasthur, Twilight) and John Weise (Bastard Noise).  Tonal magma explosions created under the influence of utter blackest atmospheres, sunn 0))) endlessly seeks to push boundaries and demolish pre-conceived ideas of their eminence.  Sinister vocal performances courtesy of Wrest (known for his solo work under the names Leviathan and Lurker of Chalice) and Malefic (known for his solo work under the name Xasthur) literally call from beyond the grave. Unorthodox and experimental recording methods were used to obtain the petrifying eerie tone of the voices on this album. For the epic side 4 piece, "Bathory Erzebet", sunn 0))) procured a casket then loaded it into a Cadillac Hearse, and locked Malefic inside with only a microphone and a severe sense of claustrophobia. The result is truly suffocating and disturbing!   Mammoth giants crushing valleys of the drowned. This album is as bleak, crushing, and devoid of light as only they possibly could.

credits
released 17 October 2005
Initial tracks recorded 09/01 & 11/01 @ the Sanctuary
Primary tracks recorded 05/05 @ Donner-Blitzen
Mixed 05/05 @ Donner-Blitzen
Ambarchi pieces recorded @ Jerker House, Overdubs & mixing at BigJesusCharger 06/05
Assembled @ Donner-Blitzen 07/05
Mastered @ Capital Mastering

Additional 1-tracking on Wrest & Malefic's machines early 05
Track 3 inspired by a track originally recorded by Immortal
Track 5 contains a lyric written by Dead

Illustrations by Jo Ratcliffe
Texts by Seldon Hunt
Art direction by Stephen O'Malley