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NEW SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE TRACK “THRESHOLD OF LIGHT”; NEW ALBUM BURNING THE THRESHOLD UPCOMING 24TH FEB VIA DRAG CITY

February 8, 2017

Elisa Ambrogio

 

NEW SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE TRACK “THRESHOLD OF LIGHT”;
NEW ALBUM BURNING THE THRESHOLD UPCOMING 24TH FEB VIA DRAG CITY;
RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT LONDON’S ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, FEB 22ND

  Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of Six Organs-styled lightness into one of his sweetest musical meditations yet. A head-full of ideas were driving Ben Chasny to think and speak music as a spirituality superimposed onto a reality, with the ghosts of both whispering at each other. In the end, what sits in our listening ears is the sound of communion. And with a brain that at times seems to throb with such intensity as to possibly burst the seems of his skull, Chasny‘s perpetual thirst for knowledge and inspiration often comes from unlikely places. Unlikely for many, at least – but most songs on Burning The Threshold are coloured by a historically Chasny-an commonality.

  This couldn’t be more true of the album’s second single: “Threshold of Light” is in fact completely congruent with the Six Organs school of (flowering) thought. Inspired by the works of Algis Uzdavinys and Aaron Cheak, “Threshold of Light” is a spectral mediation on ancient myths and alchemy; a sly nod back to “S/Word and Leviathan” found on Asleep on the Floodplain. “Threshold of Light” is draped in shadowy illusions and ethereal sounds, as weeping harmonies stretch and transport Ben’s words from this astral plane to another. Listen and find details of the record release show in London, and other dates below…

With this new music, Ben Chasny has created a potent tonic for our times. Looking at the world through clear eyes beneath a knitted brow, but with a laugh rising up from its heart, Burning the Threshold brings us a powerful draught of essence.
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
(with support from Alex Neilson + Amy Cutler)
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE – US TOUR
02/03/17 – Vancouver, BC at The Cobalt
03/03/17 – Seattle, WA at Fremont Abbey Arts Center
04/03/17 – Portland, OR at Bunk Bar
06/03/17 – San Francisco, CA at The Chapel
07/03/17 – Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Bar
08/03/17 – San Diego, CA at Soda Bar
23-26/03/17 – Knoxville, TN Big Ears Festival
28/03/17 – Atlanta, GA at The Earl
29/03/17 – Asheville, NC at Mothlight
30/03/17 – Raleigh, NC at Kings
31/03/17 – Washington, DC at DC9
01/04/17 – Brooklyn, NY at Union Pool
02/04/17 – Boston, MA at Great Scott
03/04/17 – Portland, ME at Space Gallery
05/04/17 – Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
06/04/17 – Pittsburgh, PA at Club Cafe
07/04/17 – Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern
08/04/17 – Detroit, MI at Third Man Records
09/04/17 – Chicago, IL at Empty Bottle
10/04/17 – Minneapolis, MN at 7th St. Entry
12/04/17 – Milwaukee, WI at Collectivo Coffee
14/04/17 – St. Louis, MO at Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
15/04/17 – Louisville, KY at Zanzabar

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