RTZ - Six Organs of Admittance
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  • Summary: The two-disc album compiles live and unreleased tracks from the Ben Chasny-led band.
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  1. Those of us who aren’t already familiar with these tracks and are getting limited mileage out of Chasny’s recent exercises in finely honed border-psych will find that these patient, meditative, sky-minded nocturnes are just what the witch-doctor ordered.
  2. 80
    RTZ helpfully collects together a bunch of Chasny's rare early jams, proving that his eldritch guitar studies--at once intense, devotional and not a little creepy--have remained consistent for a decade now. [Mar 2009, p.103]
  3. Fans ignore these efforts at their peril, since Chasny’s long-form efforts are often his best.
  4. 80
    RTZ is a must for Six Organs fans and anyone interested in what has since been termed "nu weird folk." [Mar 2009, p.123]
  5. The collection is a timely, if at times exhaustive, introduction to the Six Organs origin myth.
  6. For those who were unable to track down the previously released material, RTZ is a boon (and for vinyl lovers, a feast on triple-gatefold LP). For fans who are mostly accustomed to Chasny’s more concise, song-based albums (Dust & Chimes, School of the Flower), it will be slightly flummoxing.
  7. It does not provide an accessible point of entry for the uninitiated. Like the majority of such collections, it will appeal to existing admirers of the artists work. [Winter 2009, p.80]
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