LONG PLAYER OF THE DAY: Six Organs of Admittance, Luminous Night (Drag City)

The Reason(s) We Can’t Stop Listening: Six Organs of Admittance released a new record nearly two months ago and we just realized it? Damn. And what do you know–it’s his first wholly satisfying full-length since 2005’s School of the Flower. We’re talking a well-rounded listen that drifts from contemplative folk (“Ursa Minor,” “Anesthesia”) to deviant drone-on mantras (“Enemies Before the Light,” “Cover Your Wounds With the Sky”) without losing the listener in the thorn bushes that line Ben Chasny’s tortured mind.

Beyond that, “The River of Heaven” isn’t just a vignette version of The Sun Awakens‘ side-long “River of Transfiguration” track. It’s a reason to give this guy a film score gig. Stat.

RIYL: Drug-free depressants; fireside chats; meditating without uttering a single “om”

See Also:Something Old: John Fahey, Return of the Repressed: The John Fahey Anthology (Rhino, 1994)

See Also:Something New: James Blackshaw, The Glass Bead Game (Young God, 2009)

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