Burning the Threshold

Album Review of Burning the Threshold by Six Organs of Admittance.

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Burning the Threshold

Six Organs of Admittance

Burning the Threshold by Six Organs of Admittance

Release Date: Feb 24, 2017
Record label: Drag City
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Burning the Threshold - Excellent, Based on 3 Critics

Pitchfork - 81
Based on rating 8.1/10

For nearly 20 years now, Ben Chasny has been releasing a steady stream of records as Six Organs of Admittance, playing with other bands (Comets on Fire, Rangda) and participating in countless one-off collaborations. But 2015 found the psych-folk guitar hero embarking on a different kind of touring. The two Six Organs album he issued that year--Hexadic and Hexadic II--weren't just complementary electric/acoustic riffs on the same material.

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The Line of Best Fit - 80
Based on rating 8/10

It's a place where the Ben Chasney, the musical force behind Six Organs of Admittance , fits comfortably in a small corner of the universe and broadcasts his mellow light to us earthbound citizens. Burning the Threshold floats between space-folk and psych-rock with a unique mixture of classical guitar, ambient drone and tranquil vocals from the curator himself. Blink for a moment and you'll find yourself surrounded by a barrage of glorious instrumental guitar pieces spiraling like the Milky Way.

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AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Sparsely appointed and gently played, Burning the Threshold marks a return to the pastoral folk and American Primitive styles for Ben Chasny and his long-tenured Six Organs of Admittance project. Since the early part of the decade, much of Chasny's attention has been devoted to the development and implementation of the hexadic system, a chance-based compositional method involving a set of playing cards which dictates the tonal, rhythmic, chordal, and even lyrical approach of the music. The two albums he released using this method, 2015's Hexadic and Hexadic, Vol.

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