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Six Organs of Admittance | Ascent
Ben Chasny is the thinking man's shredder, a chin-stroking, Gaston Bachelard-quoting antithesis to philistine six-string savants like Steve Vai.
Drag City (2012)
| August 17, 2012
Authors talking: Spring readings in Boston
America’s best young novelist, Britain’s most popular mystery writer, a bearded indie rocker, and a dead master populate this spring’s mandatory literary events.
| March 18, 2011
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
| 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)
| July 10, 2009
Various artists | Open Strings: 1920s Middle Eastern Recordings
Over the past year, Honest Jon's has released three compilations culled from more than 150,000 78s of early music from the EMI Hayes Archive: music from 1930s Baghdad, early West African music recorded in Britain, and a more general compilation that mo
Honest Jon's (2009)
| May 08, 2009
The world now enjoys increased access to some really degenerate rock-influenced art-noise.
Ecstatic Peace thrives despite the help
| September 16, 2008
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
| January 22, 2008
Play by play
Being an annotated schedule of the guitary greatness on offer at the festival.
| August 29, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
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
| August 29, 2006
"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
| July 20, 2006
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