Listen: ‘Threshold Of Light’ by Six Organs Of Admittance

Posted: 7 February 2017 in Recommended Streams and Videos
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Ahead of the release of the album Burning the Threshold, Six Organs of Admittance offer up second single release ‘Threshold Of Light’.

Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of Six Organs-styled lightness into one of his sweetest musical meditations yet. A head-full of ideas were driving Ben Chasny to think and speak music as a spirituality superimposed onto a reality, with the ghosts of both whispering at each other. In the end, what sits in our listening ears is the sound of communion. And with a brain that at times seems to throb with such intensity as to possibly burst the seems of his skull, Chasny’s perpetual thirst for knowledge and inspiration often comes from unlikely places. Unlikely for many, at least – but most songs on Burning The Threshold are coloured by a historically Chasny-an commonality.

This couldn’t be more true of the album’s second single: ‘Threshold of Light’ is in fact completely congruent with the Six Organs school of (flowering) thought. Inspired by the works of Algis Uzdavinys and Aaron Cheak, ‘Threshold of Light’ is a spectral mediation on ancient myths and alchemy; a sly nod back to ‘S/Word and Leviathan’ found on Asleep on the Floodplain. ‘Threshold of Light’ is draped in shadowy illusions and ethereal sounds, as weeping harmonies stretch and transport Ben’s words from this astral plane to another. Listen and find details of the record release show in London, and other dates below…



Wednesday February 22nd at St. Pancras Old Church in London

(with support from Alex Neilson + Amy Cutler)


02/03/17 – Vancouver, BC at The Cobalt

03/03/17 – Seattle, WA at Fremont Abbey Arts Center

04/03/17 – Portland, OR at Bunk Bar

06/03/17 – San Francisco, CA at The Chapel

07/03/17 – Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Bar

08/03/17 – San Diego, CA at Soda Bar

23-26/03/17 – Knoxville, TN Big Ears Festival

28/03/17 – Atlanta, GA at The Earl

29/03/17 – Asheville, NC at Mothlight

30/03/17 – Raleigh, NC at Kings

31/03/17 – Washington, DC at DC9

01/04/17 – Brooklyn, NY at Union Pool

02/04/17 – Boston, MA at Great Scott

03/04/17 – Portland, ME at Space Gallery

05/04/17 – Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s

06/04/17 – Pittsburgh, PA at Club Cafe

07/04/17 – Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern

08/04/17 – Detroit, MI at Third Man Records

09/04/17 – Chicago, IL at Empty Bottle

10/04/17 – Minneapolis, MN at 7th St. Entry

12/04/17 – Milwaukee, WI at Collectivo Coffee

14/04/17 – St. Louis, MO at Duck Room at Blueberry Hill

15/04/17 – Louisville, KY at Zanzabar


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