Release Date: Jun 13, 2006
Record label: Drag City
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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. If anything, Chasny's vocals on this set are the most moving and sophisticated of his career.
The latest Six Organs Of Admittance record doesn’t offer too many surprises to listeners already familiar with Ben Chasny’s other releases. After eight full-length albums, the guy seems to’ve played most of his cards. Last year’s School Of The Flower was a successful synthesis of sounds and styles that Chasny had already explored. The Sun Awakens takes the same approach, but with even better results.