Seattle Times

Not only is Seattle the epicenter of indie rock’s current obsession with all things pastoral, but we’re a destination for like-minded musicians. Meet 34-year-old Ben Chasny, a recent transplant from San Francisco best known for his work as Six Organs of Admittance. Over the last 10 years, Chasny has taken Six Organs into shamanic, shambolic realms. Un-pigeonhole-able, Chasny also contributed blistering electric guitar on the last two Sub Pop albums by psychedelic metalmeisters Comets on Fire. Chasny relocated to Seattle in November and is now focusing on Six Organs, whose new album, “Luminous Night,” comes out Tuesday, coinciding with a release party at the Crocodile that night. “Luminous Night” is his initial collaboration with celebrated local producer/bassist Randall Dunn, who recorded the album in West Seattle in March and enlisted a Who’s Who of Northwest avant-gardists to flesh it out: drummer Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos, Pearl Jam), flautist Hans Teuber (Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet) and violist Eyvind Kang (Secret Chiefs 3, Animal Collective, John Zorn).


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