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Sunn O))) have announced their first proper album in six years. Due out December 4th through the band’s own Southern Lord imprint, Kannon is a three-part opus featuring such longtime collaborators as Mayhem frontman Attila Csihar, Oren Ambarchi, Rex Ritter and Steve Moore. Here’s what to expect from the high concept LP, according to a press release:
The literal representation of ‘Kannon’ is as an aspect of Buddha: specifically “goddess of mercy” or “Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World.” She is also sometimes commonly known as the Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: ????) amongst a plurality of other forms. There is a rich lineage behind this idea tracing back through many Asian belief systems, with as many names and cultural personifications of the idea.
Check out the video for “Brandon”—a standout selection from Sunn O)))’s recent collaboration with Scott Walker—down below, along with a couple rare LPs that landed on the group’s Bandcamp archives over the past couple years…