Six Organs Of Admittance

Vectortone/Production Simplle Presents

Six Organs Of Admittance

Cheyenne Mize and The Familiar

Sat, April 15, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Louisville, KY


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Six Organs Of Admittance
Six Organs Of Admittance
In preparing for the first album of non-Hexadic Six Organs of Admittance music since

2012’s Ascent, Ben Chasny had a think about what he’d be saying in his own tongue for

the first time in a half-decade. As ever, a head-full of ideas were driving him 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. Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of Six Organs-styled lightness into

one of his sweetest musical meditations yet.


With a spacious acoustic soundstage, Burning the Threshold may actually more

resemble 2011’s Asleep on the Floodplain. Or it may more resemble Compathia, or

School of the Flower. All of this is speculative, comparative, unverifyable – but our

sense of what is true tells us that nobody plays acoustic music quite like Six Organs of

Admittance, and that furthermore, nothing sounds so much like Burning the Threshold

as Burning the Threshold.


Ben is in a particularly expansive mood this time around, singing and playing while

thinking of Wallace Stevens, birds in the morning, anarchy, Third Ear Band, Gaston

Bachelard, The Gnostics, Ronnie Lane and/or The Faces, Deleuze, Aaron Cheak,

Odysseus, This Heat, Takoma Records, St Eustace, Dark Noontide and a HELL of a lot

more than that, with all the thoughts affixed to a quiver of potent melodies launching

forth and arcing out through dimensions, seeking infinite space.


The space radiates out from the album’s first moment, with “Things As They Are”, a

song examining the life of poet Wallace Stevens. Ben’s currently working on music for a

theatrical work about Stevens’ life set to debut in Cleveland later in 2017. The

empathetic waves generated by this song resonate throughout the album, giving a new

dimension to the music of Six Organs of Admittance.  


Like so many other Six Organs records, Burning the Threshold was created mostly solo,

but features the singing talents of Alex Nielsen, Haley Fohr and Damon and Naomi; the

drumming of Chris Corsano; a guitar duet with Ryley Walker, and keys and mixing from

Cooper Crain. With this new music, Ben Chasny has created a potent tonic for our

times. The gentleness found here, balanced on top of his classical asceticism, provides

much of what we need in 2017 and beyond: love, forgiveness, reality and an ever-wider

view, with the understanding of our circular path in this lifetime. Looking at the world

through clear eyes beneath a knitted brow, but with a laugh rising up from its heart,

Burning the Threshold brings us a powerful draught of essence.
Venue Information:
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217