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Or more accurately, Stephen Malley.
The Phurpa band he talks about are supporting Sunn for their UK dates next week.
Greg Anderson is udnerappreciated in Sunn o))) ?
Though O'Malley seems to be the more interesting/experimental half of it. Anderson just brings the riffs...!
tho admittedly I've never been as enamoured w/ Stephen O'Malley stuff as I feel I oughta be - or Greg Anderson stuff either tbh
never seen either / both live tho
O'Malley doesn't hog the lime light at Sunn O))) shows...if anything it's all about Attila Csihar.
both are fairly peerless in the live arena...sub bass on a level unheard before. Tim Hecker made my spine wobble and Sunn O))) stopped the breath in my throat. I realise that so much physical
interaction between the bass and your body sounds pretty undesirable, but honestly, there's nothing like it.
this collaboration will be heavy no doubt...I'd like to hear a record by them, I think that'd have a little bit more longevity rather than them just making a racket for an hour or so.
I dig Tim Hecker on record though
This is Phurpa...
and as a huge fan of Ravedeath (and Hecker's show at St Giles earlier this year being one of my favourite gigs in recent times!), I was massively disappointed. It was just an indulgent drone. The loud guitars didn't cohere with anything Hecker was doing.
you didnt even listen to Monoliths and Dimensions, so im not sure you were likely to enjoy it.
O'Malley seems to be a pretty good improviser in general...