Label: 4AD - CAD 3428CD • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Art Rock, Avantgarde, Drone
Soused is unlike any previous Scott Walker recording for two reasons. First, Play Widit - Con Funk Shun - Touch + 7 + To The Max a complete collaboration with the doom drone duo Sunn 0 ; second, it, unlike any of his albums since 's Climate of Hunterrequires no previous context for appreciation.
While these five tracks Bull - Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused undeniably "heavy," as a whole the music is more conventionally "melodic" than one would anticipate from this pairing. Sunn 0 's Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley add their third guitarist, Tos Nieuwenhuizenwhile Walker is again assisted by longtime associate keyboardist and sound sculptor Peter Walshwith an unusually small cast of players. No, never enough In "Herod ," Walker addresses one of his favorite topics: totalitarianism.
He uses the New Testament narrative of the slaughter of innocents as a metaphor for the endgame of state paranoia. Amid distorted and detuned angular guitar drones are massive throbbing keyboard and drum effects and a lone bell.
Though sometimes nearly drowned in the mix, the bell is constant -- the mother's voice protecting her children. It's dangerously, deliciously close to La Sampa - Los Corraleros de Majagüal* - El Sabor Inolvidable metal.
A limited palette of sonic colors creates a frame for doomy, droning, and stinging metallic guitar riffs, dissonant and melodic keyboard effects, and programmed drums. Throughout the set, Walker 's lyrics are more than poetic devices; they're textural and sonic elements that add dimension to his singing. As defined here, " Soused " accurately means "drenched" in sound. Walker 's and Sunn 0 's individual identities, while always on full display, are brought jaggedly and thunderously together in an enthralling recording that equals the sum of Bull - Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused mighty parts.
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