Six Organs Of Admittance - Burning the threshold


07.12.2016 - 17:57


In preparing for the first album of non-Hexadic Six Organs of Admittancemusic since 2012's Ascent, Ben Chasny had a think about what he'd be saying in his own tongue for the first time in a half-decade. As ever, a head-full of ideas were driving him to think and speak music as a spirituality superimposed onto a reality, with the ghosts of both whispering at each other. In the end, what sits in our listening ears is the sound of communion. Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of Six Organs-styled lightness into one of his sweetest musical meditations yet.

With a spacious acoustic sound stage, Burning the Threshold may actually more resemble 2011's Asleep on the Floodplain or 2005's School Of The Flower. All of this is speculative, comparative, unverifiable - but our sense of what is true tells us that nobody plays acoustic music quite like Six Organs of Admittance, and that furthermore, nothing sounds so much like Burning the Threshold as Burning the Threshold.

Ben is in a particularly expansive mood this time around, singing and playing with all the thoughts affixed to a quiver of potent melodies launching forth and arcing out through dimensions, seeking infinite space. This space radiates out from the album's first single, "Taken By Ascent", a seven minute plus burner that engulfs the surrounding realm with empathetic waves. Featuring resounding vocals by Hayley Fohr, polished drumming provided by Chris Corsano and flourishing keys by Cooper Crain; "Taken By Ascent" fervidly pushes Six Organs of Admittance into new and thrilling territory.
With this new music, Ben Chasny has created a potent tonic for our times. Looking at the world through clear eyes beneath a knitted brow, but with a laugh rising up from its heart, Burning the Threshold brings us a powerful draught of essence. Listen to the single "Taken By Ascent" on NPR below and mark your calendars for the 2017 Six Organs US tour!


02/23/17 Thu in London, UK at St. Pancras Church (Record Release Show)
03/02/17 Thu in Vancouver, BC at The Cobalt
03/03/17 Fri in Seattle, WA at Fremont Abbey Arts Center
03/04/17 Sat in Portland, OR at Bunk Bar
03/06/17 Mon in San Francisco, CA at The Chapel
03/07/17 Tue in Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Bar
03/08/17 Wed in San Diego, CA at Soda Bar
03/23-26 in Knoxville, TNBig Ears Festival - TBD date
03/24/17 Fri Knoxville, TN Big Ears Festival - TBD date
03/25/17 Sat Knoxville, TN Big Ears Festival - TBD date
03/26/17 Sun Knoxville, TN Big Ears Festival - TBD date
03/28/17 Tue Atlanta, GA The Earl
03/29/17 Wed Asheville, NC Mothlight
03/30/17 Thu Raleigh, NC Kings
03/31/17 Fri Washington, DC DC9
04/01/17 Sat Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
04/02/17 Sun Boston, MA Great Scott
04/03/17 Mon Portland, ME Space Gallery
04/05/17 Wed Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
04/06/17 Thu Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
04/07/17 Fri Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
04/08/17 Sat Detroit, MI Third Man Records
04/09/17 Sun Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
04/10/17 Mon Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
04/12/17 Wed Milwaukee, WICollectivo Coffee
04/14/17 Fri St. Louis, MO Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
04/15/17 Sat Louisville, KY Zanzabar

Six Organs of Admittance Online:
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Official Site-


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