Sunn O))) - 观世音 Kannon LP (Black vinyl)
As is customary with the bulk of Sunn O)))’s body of work, listening to Kannon is an exhausting ordeal, and after being swallowed whole by the ocean of sound, returning to the real world almost feels like a relief. Unmatched in their sense of atmosphere and texture, this demoniacal performance crawls down the spine and lingers deep in the marrow. Kannon falls somewhat short of the majestic Monoliths & Dimensions, if only because this oppressive chasm lacks the celestial catharsis that “Alice” provided. Nevertheless, Sunn O))) deliver another harrowing piece of ritualistic ambiance, an aural journey to the netherworld.