Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Album #96 – Asleep on The Floodplain – Six Organs of Admittance

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 14.32.02Asleep on The Floodplain – Six Organs of Admittance

Throughout this project I have had some preconceptions. It is natural to have preconceptions. This particular preconception is that Six Organs of Admittance (SOA) are a one trick pony of gloomy music for use in horror films.

No.

That is wrong. That is an incorrect preconception. As I listen to Asleep on the Floodplain for the first time,  I now realise the true genius and talent that bely the group SOA. This is a completely different slant to Ascent. In fact in style it is so different it is like asking Elvis to perform Abba. A little more acoustic than Ascent but unmistakably SOA.  Tiny dribbles of Meddle era Floyd and occasional blips of Spirit’s Randy California.

Genius.

 

 

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Album #93 – Ascent – Six Organs of Admittance

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 10.38.53Ascent by Six Organs of Admittance

Imagine, if you will, one of those really dodgy independent films of the 1960’s where people gather in some drug filled party hosted by some evil satanist or mind controlling megalomaniac, and dance away to unusual music which, it turns out, probably has hidden satanic mind controlling chants or codes to trick the unwary youth.

The room is white except for moulded plastic chairs, synthetic fur throws and lurid orange cushions. The people are young, mini skirted, beret wearing toss pots. The kind you would expect to extol the virtues of Jim Morrison’s poetry and how “deep and complex” the meanings. You have no sympathy for these people and you begin to carve them into bloody stumps with a manic grin on your face and, like some avant garde drama company, the people just flop on the floor without protest or struggle, arterial blood arching over the brilliant white walls.

This is the music that would be playing at such a party. Heavily Floyd influenced with flavours of Broadcast and hints of psychedelia, SOA are definitely something you want to have on your stereo when you drop that bad acid or begin on your Clockwork Orange inspired killing spree….

 

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