4 Mar 2021
ALL PROFITS GO DIRECTLY TO JUSTIN BARTLETT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION & SUPPORT.
SUNN O))) “la mort noir dans Esch/Alzette” CD. Justin Bartlett Cancer Fund edition/reissue. Limited to 1000 copies.6-panel plastic-free matte digipak, gold and black ink. Artwork by O))) long time artistic collaborator Justin Bartlett, 2006.
In early 2006 SUNN O))) embarked on an extended European bus tour in support of their BLACK ONE album, together with our masters EARTH. Malefic/Xasthur (voice), Mark Deutrom (bass), Steve Moore (trombone), Tos (MOOG), Randall Dunn (FOH), Seldon Hunt (photo documentation) … and of course The Lord & SOMA (axes) comprised the geometry of that era of O))).
Through the chaos, mayhem and (mis)adventures, and multi-dimensionality of that incredible tour, the remarkable individuals in the tour party forged musical life bonds, friendships, creative peaks, destinies vanquished and traversed riffs and tones and bass intonated to most brutal edges. On 16 February 2006, the tour arrived at Alzette Kulturfabrik, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg and this distortion praising document was recorded by our sound master Randall Dunn. Dyan Carlson of EARTH joined us onstage for the horrifying piece “Reptile Lux”, of which only a handful of audience witnessed this representation of the evolved and eroded gems of BLACK ONE. A limited jewel case CD issued at the end of 2006 as a tour merchandise album for O)))’s subsequent tours in North America and marked the initial collaboration with our ally and illustrator Justin Bartlett, whom defined the ceremony with a portrait of a reposing corpse aided by fungus along her long return journey to the humus & other kingdoms.
Mr Barlett is presently in the midst of a battle with stage 4 cancer. We now offer a limited edition reissue of this black diamond to honour and benefit him. All profits of this release and the accompanying T-shirt will go directly to Mr Bartlett. Your purchase ensures that you contribute to helping him out in this challenging time and in the recovery to come. Thank you for considering this.
Guitar – Dylan Carlson, Greg Anderson, Stephen O’Malley
Moog – Tos Nieuwenhuizen
Trombone – Steve Moore
Vocals – Malefic
Live Sound Engineer – Randall Dunn
Artwork – Justin Bartlett
Mastered By Mell Detmer