“Black One is a low-end doom masterpiece that is as likely to induce a trancelike state in listeners as…a deep sense of dread.” — Guitar World
Is it possible to alter your mind by pushing air? Drone masters SUNN O))) prove it is during an evening of guitars so heavy that tonality takes on a physical life of its own. An important aspect of the evolution of recent music, from 1970s punk to ’80s hardcore to ’90s experimentalism, drone captures those influences while reflecting today’s precision and chaos. An evening with the duo is as much performance art as concert, invoking a mystical aura of doomcore-trance that aligns with the spiritual paths of bands like Earth, Thrones, and the Melvins. They are joined in a rare U.S. date by Japan’s legendary Boris, at long last making a Minneapolis appearance. Exquisitely noisy and distortedly languid, the trio segues from Stooges-inspired psych riffs torn up and spit back through the investigative lens of Keiji Haino and Merzbow to the lowest grinding sludge experiments by the likes of Sleep and Corrupted. Note: This performance utilizes theatrical fog.