Ben Chasny

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Road again

Joseph Mattson's second Los Angeles–spawned novel is at least up front about where it's headed: "Here I was, doing ninety on the Santa Monica Freeway with a quart of whiskey shoved into my crotch and my dead neighbor in the trunk."
Joseph Mattson's wild ride
By STEVE MILLER  |  July 23, 2010

Savath and Savalas | La Llama

As Prefuse 73, Guillermo Scott Herren has spent the past decade supplying the ambient scene with his impeccable blend of jazz and folk, a series of gentle psychedelic records that's accorded him a respected place alongside fellow one-man-band conceptua
Stones Throw (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 10, 2009

Somber shadows

Ben Chasny, the creative force behind Six Organs of Admittance, has been tarred as “avant-folk,” but this guitarist is not so easily pigeonholed.
The blue side of Six Organs of Admittance
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 22, 2008

Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008

Comets On Fire

It took singer/guitarist Ethan Miller and bassist Ben Flashman a good five years to find the right line-up to realize their neo-psych, hard-rockist æsthetic on 2004’s Blue Cathedral (Sub Pop).
Avatar | Sub Pop  
By ADAM MOERDER  |  August 29, 2006

Time bandits

"I like music to miss the beat because it produces that sense of time expanding," says Six Organs' Ben Chasny. "All the drummers that I love, their timing is slightly off — it just fucks with you.”
Six Organs of Admittance
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 20, 2006