Ascent - Six Organs of Admittance
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  • Summary: The latest release from the band led by Ben Chasny was inspired by a dream about constructing a spacecraft on the moon.
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  1. Sep 20, 2012
    These eight songs are indeed everything you'd expect from this reconfigured version of Comets on Fire with Chasny at the controls. It's a purely transcendental synthesis of heavy folk meditation and interstellar overdrive.
  2. Aug 21, 2012
    A quite astonishing record then, and one which establishes Chasny as a bona fide guitar god, proves that Comets On Fire are much missed, and knocks the notion of guitar music being dead into a cocked hat.
  3. 80
    Now that the former [Comets on Fire] has been on hiatus for about four years, Ascent proves that he [Ben Chasny] can fit those electric riffs in seamlessly with the latter's [Six Organs of Admittance] ritual depth.
  4. Aug 23, 2012
    Ascent is an album that manages to find the perfect harmony between the normal and the weird, the dirty and the clean, the psychedelic and the straight. Put it in your psych-rock emergency kit. [No.90, p.60]
  5. Aug 24, 2012
    Despite a sharp shift in direction, the spirit of Ascent floats--sometimes upwards, at times skittish and swooping underneath clouds--but nonetheless rising.
  6. Aug 31, 2012
    This is a solid set of space rock that will melt plenty of faces, even though it doesn't seek nirvana in Six Organs of Admittance's usual ways.
  7. Aug 16, 2012
    Ascent is still recognizably Six Organs of Admittance, but it's often hazier, heavier and trippier.

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