‘White1’ by SUNN O)))
FIRST TIME AS 2 X LP VINYL LONGPLAY 33 1/3
Released 10th August 2018
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WHITE1 was originally released in 2003 by Southern Lord as a CD and very limited 3-sided LP edition of 540 copies (in a white sleeve with a sticker , packaged in an embroidered pillowcase and contained a sleeping pill)
For these reissues SUNNO))) returned to the original full length unedited premasters /final mixes and brought them to Matt ‘The Alchemist’ Colton at Alchemy Mastering in London for a complete high resolution 88K/24bit mastering . The bottom end is deeper and more intense, low mids are lusher , high frequencies are smoother and the stereo image is vastly improved, seeming more 3 dimensional spacially and more dynamic.
SUNN O))) co-founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson originally conceived the WHITE albums to be ‘acoustic’ but the sessions at Fontanelle’s Magnetic Park studios in Portland Oregon quickly took a far different route toward the psychedelic and the electronic/synthetic, with trance and drone experiments.
The WHITE1 album was a bold step forward in the experimental and highly collaborative area which SUNNO))) has metamorphosed via and travelled since. Together with the generosity and talent of the unique and great guest artists JULIAN COPE, JOE PRESTON, REX RITTER, ULVER and RUNHILD GAMMEISAETER the concept of SUNNO))) was brought from the shadows of the earth unto the broader cosmic spheres.
A : My Wall 25:58
B : The Gates Of Ballard 15:35
C : A Shaving Of The Horn that Speared You 18:03
D : Cut Wood(ed) 15:21