Soused (LP)


Scott Walker , Sunn O)))

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Amoeba Review

10/20/2014

When black metal/experimental band Sunn O))) team up with ’60s-pop-pinup-turned-avant-garde-vampire Scott Walker, you know the results are going to something special. Indeed, Soused makes good on its promise as each artist is in top form on these five extended sound pieces. Walker's disturbing imagery and bellowing vocals are a perfect match for Sunn O)))’s metallic sound waves on “Brando,” as Walker sings “A beating would do me a world of good” amid whipsmacks and Blade Runner synths. Walker leads us through the bleakness of “Herod 2014” with a relatively sweet, ghostly melody as the band’s groaning guitars and insect-like beats make us feel like we’re heading deeper into a dark cavern of sound. The aggressive “Bull” makes for the clearest entry point into the album, with Walker doing his campiest Count-Dracula-leading-a-metal-band vocals and Sunn O))) going for classic hard rock chords on recognizable choruses (but even then, they leave us in the wilderness for extended periods of creeping silence and warm drone). “Fetish” finds all participants at their nastiest, while “Lullaby” ends the album by luring us in with a few minutes of relative quietude before Walker sings some of his most terrifying vocals over the band’s metal riffs—it’s a lullaby for anyone who falls asleep too easily. Soused doesn’t make for easy listening, but it’s never dull, either. Walker, in particular, sounds reinvigorated by his involvement with Sunn O))). Hopefully Soused is just the beginning of a sick and beautiful partnership.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Brando
Scott Walker , Sunn O))) 08:45
2.
Herod 2014
Scott Walker , Sunn O))) 12:01


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
3.
Bull
Scott Walker , Sunn O))) 09:23


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
4.
Fetish
Scott Walker , Sunn O))) 09:09
5.
Lullaby
Scott Walker , Sunn O))) 09:24

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