“REPRESSED ON VINYL AT LAST! THE 2005 COLLABORATIVE DOOM OPUS ALBUM THAT STARTED IT ALL”
Out of print for over 15 years, Altar finally returns on double vinyl!! The album is a collaboration between experimental music groups Boris and Sunn O))), originally released on October 31, 2006 through Southern Lord Records. In addition to the main groups: Sunn O))) and Boris, Altar also boasts an extensive roster of guest musicians/collaborators such as Dylan Carlson, Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Joe Preston (Earth, Thrones, Melvins, High on Fire), Phil Wandescher, Bill Herzog and Jesse Sykes (all of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) as well as long time Sunn O))) collaborators TOS Niewenhuizen and Rex Ritter.
Greg Anderson of sunn O))) comments, “We had a lot of fun making Altar— we transcended all barriers and boundaries to create our own sonic language that still strongly resonates. It was incredibly adventurous for us at that point in time. We played in the moment without a preconceived direction then arrived at a beautifully heavy place together.” He continues, “Altar is a monumental documentation of some early experiments with collaboration. We learned a lot from working with Boris and engineer/producer: Randall Dunn as well as Bill Herzog, Jesse Sykes, Joe Preston etc. We definitely carried those ideas and spirit into recordings that followed Altar.”
B2: The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep) (featuring Jesse Sykes on vocals)
C1: Akuma No Uta
C2: Fried Eagle Mind
D: Blood Swamp