Six Organs Of Admittance - Asleep On The Floodplain

It is a welcome return for the sleepy folk of the multi-faceted Ben Chasny’s primary project Six Organs Of Admittance, and Asleep On The Floodplain is yet another beautifully constructed stroll through a wistful dreamland. The playful, melodious acoustic guitars that form the beating heart of the album are a real delight, dancing around the meditative drone-laden backdrop and veering off in unexpected directions at a moment’s notice. Opening number ‘Above A Desert I've Never Seen’ sets the tone perfectly with its sweeping passes and ethereal graces, whilst ‘Brilliant Blue Sea Between Us’ sinks into a contended melancholy so blissfully. The only sticking point comes with the epic ‘S/word And Leviathan’ with its repetitive, delay-drenched motif that turns more into an endurance test than a relaxing listening experience; whereas the rest of Asleep On The Floodplain can be complemented for its brevity, nothing would be lost be halving this marathon. However all is forgiven as the final harmonious strains of ‘Dawn, Running Home’ fade to oblivion.



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