Six Organs of Admittance
Skipping the time-tested structure that normally leads guitar guys to eventually start playing acoustic blues as they advance, Ben Chasny has flipped his own script. His earliest releases as a magus of dark folk have evolved into a scorched-earth policy of guitar noise. He touched on this with 2012’s Ascent, but Chasny’s latest release as Six Organs of Admittance is less riff thuggery and more note-for-note assault. “Hexadic” is a term relating the six sides of an object, and is perhaps a better title than Another Side of Six Organs. The results of this sonic timing experimentation are often cause for bong-rattling guitar vertigo thanks in part to cohorts Noel von Harmonson (Sic Alps, Comets on Fire), Rob Fisk (Common Eider, King Eider, Deerhoof), and Charlie Saufley (Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound), who all help Chasny navigate what often feels like a free-formed improv romp into something with more measured, uneasy grace.