Six Organs of Admittance

Dark Noontide

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AllMusic Review by Jason Nickey

Six Organs of Admittance took a huge step forward with Dark Noontide -- the second full-length from the essentially one-man acoustic project -- without completely abandoning the sound of its predecessor. While still operating within a tradition that includes such blues/raga guitarists as John Fahey and Sandy Bull, Dark Noontide brings vocals to a more prominent position on songs like "Spirits Abandoned" and "This Hand." Connecting these more song-oriented outings are perfectly paced drones and ambient field recordings that are enjoyable on their own merits. Working within a very limited framework -- essentially solo guitar and four-track manipulations -- Six Organs is able to explore a surprising variety of moods and textures on Dark Noontide.

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