Album of the day: Opium Warlords – We Meditate Under The Pussy In The Sky

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: The second album from the one-man drone / noise project of Finland’s Sami Hynnien, Opium Warlords, is now upon us. More Earth than Sunn O))), Hynnien has an approach all his own. There is no sound that he doesn’t see some inherent value in.

Ostensibly a sequence of arbitrary noises, the discordant ambience of ‘Sxi-Meru’ is gently unsettling, the metallic chimes hanging in the haunting reverb, the chilling echoes and ephemeral feedback.

‘Slippy’ combines all kinds of disparate and disjointed sounds from organ and drums to maniacally screamed vocals and overly distorted riffs as well as optimistic vocals and expectant arpeggios.

‘Lament For The Builders Of Khara Khoto’ is slow and torturous, the elongated passages stretched out far beyond the bounds of the imagination.

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