Started by Janszoon, Jan 21, 2023, 04:00 PM
Quote from: Mrs. Waffles on Feb 08, 2023, 04:11 AMDømkirke is a personal favorite of mine, probably my number 3 Sunn project after Altar and Black One. I love the palpable cathedral atmosphere as well, it adds a distinctive atmospheric gloom to that album.
Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 08, 2023, 04:36 AMThis was my first time listening to it, but I'm really digging it. It's funny, the first two Sunn0))) CDs I bought, back when each was new, were Black One and Altar. I've always especially loved Altar for how different it is.
Quote from: Mrs. Waffles on Feb 08, 2023, 06:25 AMI was sorta-friends with this guy at my college who was some kind of stoner/goth hybrid
Quote from: Guybrush on Feb 08, 2023, 07:21 PMI prefer dum (which means dumb), so Dumkirke = Dumb church.
Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 07, 2023, 11:38 PMSunn O)))—Dømkirke (2008)Out of this whole batch of metal albums I've been posting about, this is the only one that wasn't a shot in the dark. The first time I heard Sunn O))) was almost 20 years ago. They were one of the openers at a show I went to and I absolutely hated them. I was going through a rough breakup, had gone out to see the dance punk band called !!!, and the oppressive drones of Sunn O))) were not what I was in the mood for at all. I remember thinking the band was some kind of ridiculous joke. The weird thing was, as the weeks went by after that show, I couldn't stop thinking about them. Eventually my curiosity got the best of me and I bought one of their CDs. Then over time I got more and more into them. Now here I am buying any of their albums that I can find on vinyl. Even for a band known for oddball releases, this is unusual. It's was originally a vinyl-only release for one thing, and I think it might be their only live album. It was recorded in Bergen Cathedral in Bergen Norway, and like the Cowboy Junkies' The Trinity Session, the sound of the music inside the space of the cathedral adds a lot to the recording. This a double album containing four tracks, each over fifteen minute long, all of them utterly hypnotic. Like the best Sunn O))) albums, this isn't something you put on in the background while you're doing something, this is meditative music that envelops you.
Quote from: ribbons on Feb 08, 2023, 11:39 PMMetal is not my thing, but I've been hearing about Sunn O))) for ages and your review definitely makes me want to check this out. "*oddball releases*", "inside the space of the cathedral", "utterly hypnotic" - all sound mysterious and appealing to me. Thanks!
Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 14, 2023, 01:19 AMIt makes me want dance like a goof and make elaborate cocktails.