Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions (2009)

Monoliths & Dimensions is the seventh studio album by drone doom band Sunn O))). The album was created and recorded over a period of 2 years and features the collaborations of composer Eyvind Kang, Australian guitar player Oren Ambarchi, Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, Dylan Carlson from the drone band Earth, Julian Priester, horn player Stuart Dempster. There's also an upright bass trio, French and English horns, harp and flute duo, piano, brass, reed and strings ensembles, and a Viennese woman's choir led by Persian vocal savant Jessika Kenney.

The band has expressed that:

“ The album is not "SUNN O))) with strings" or "metal meets orchestra" material. The band took an approach concentrating on more of allusion toward the timbre of feedback and the instruments involved, so the piece is really illusory, beautiful and not entirely linear, stating that the end product is "the most musical piece we’ve done, and also the heaviest, powerful and most abstract set of chords we’ve laid to tape".”

The cover art is "out-of-round X" from Richard Serra created in 1999.

Sunn O)))
Monoliths & Dimensions
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1. Aghartha
2. Big Church
3. Hunting & Gathering (Cydonia)
4. Alice

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Southern Lord
Portland, Oregon, United States
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