Experimental, Seattle-based drone metal band Sunn O)))) and singer-songwriter Scott Walker have released a new album titled Soused, having held no expectations or real plans for the album. The album is said to have Scott Walker’s unmissable wails soar over Stephen O’Malley’s and Greg Anderson’s crashy riffs.
When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, little did they know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott was back with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused — a body of work he was writing with them. Centered around the core duo of Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson, Sunn O))) have been at the heart of underground and experimental metal since they began in Los Angeles back in 1998, broadening in range to increasingly encompass avant-garde and jazz dynamics to their dark music. They appear alongside extended Sunn O))) member Tos Nieuwenhuizen on the album.
American singer-songwriter Scott Walker is known for his distinctive baritone voice and for the unorthodox career path which has taken him from being a 1960s pop icon to 21st century avant-garde musician. Soused is a 5-track, 50-minute record that again cements the status of both acts. Probably the most dynamic collaboration between Scott Walker and Sunn O))) yet, it should be an interesting piece of avant-garde ambience. The album was recorded in London in early 2014 and also produced by Scott Walker and long-time friend Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman.
Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused is out now via 4AD / Remote Control.