This world may be a horrible place for compassionate people to live in, and what’s more, there’s a destructive, dark side to compassion. If this duality sounds like a brain-bender, go cast this rite of passage for yourself with the new Sunn O))) record, a droning passion dedicated to Kannon, which reads as the Buddhist goddess of mercy.
The official release date of the album is the December 4, although a limited edition in clear vinyl has been made available on Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Kannon brings together long time Sunn O))) familiars such as Oren Ambarchi, Attila Csihar, Rex Ritter, and Steve Moore as well as long-term collaborator and sound wizard Randall Dunn helming the production of the record. Get blasted, but beware—this may blow your computer straight into the void.