The Sun Awakens

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  • Summary: Ben Chasny returns with a follow-up to 'School Of The Flower.'
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  1. As a whole, the songs presented on The Sun Awakens come across as a work of art, evoking a response and then either building or contrasting to it. [#14]
  2. The Sun Awakens is the record he's been promising. Where School of the Flower was a leap, placing his singing and guitar playing in equal measure -- though there were numerous instrumental pieces -- The Sun Awakens is the place they burst forth, fully entwined, completely formed.
  3. Finds [Chasny] in peak form. [Aug 2006, p.224]
  4. The opening seven tracks on The Sun Awakens are probably the strongest sequence of songs on any Six Organs release so far.
  5. The Sun Awakens" is best described as a doom-folk record, encompassing the thick sludge of hyperdistorted electric guitar as well as the rattle and vibration of double-stopped riffs from his acoustic guitar.
  6. If you were hoping for a predictable outing from Ben Chasny, you won't find it on The Sun Awakens.
  7. Half of The Sun Awakens is vigorous and wonderful; half is abhorrent and stultifying.

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  1. MitchellM
    Nov 1, 2006
    10
    Brilliant.
  2. KevinK
    Sep 7, 2006
    9
    Most people wouldn't understand music like this. "Rivers of Transfiguration" is a 24 minute epic and the most interesting songs Most people wouldn't understand music like this. "Rivers of Transfiguration" is a 24 minute epic and the most interesting songs I've heard. I love it. When the snare drum just juts in as if it were a gunshot I can't help but get shivers. If you ilke experimental stuff or cool folk stuff then this a must have. Expand
  3. JeffK
    Jun 15, 2006
    8
    This album is dark, desperate, and tense. It buids and builds but never releases, and it is also the loudest Six Organs record ever. Japanese This album is dark, desperate, and tense. It buids and builds but never releases, and it is also the loudest Six Organs record ever. Japanese Psyche influences abound. Beautiful... Expand