Wednesday, September 23, 2009
My Seventh Organ
I can''t tell you much about how I became such a rabid fan of Ben Chesney and Six Organs of Admittance. But if you haven't heard Ben or SOoA, think John Fahey meets VU. That should have you running to Walmart!
All I can remember is reading about a review of a SOoA album in an issue of Ptolemaic Terrascope and knowing that I must hear this band with the super cool, super hard to remember name. Whatever the reviewer wrote fired me up completely. Pretty sure the album was Dust and Chimes. Back then, in the early days of online music, I had a subscription to Emusic, when they still allowed unlimited downloads every month. Boy, did I ever abuse that service! I still have about a hundred CDRs full of 128-bit MP3 albums I downloaded. If I thought I might wanna hear it, BAM! Whether or not SOoA was an Emusic find, I don't know, but there was a lot of great stuff from labels like VHF available.
Hmm...I remember twenty years ago better than ten and both much better than last week.
Anyway, well, um, however many years later or so I'm still a rabid fan. The new album is incredible. Buy it. Buy all their albums. NOW!