Following this year’s debut album from The Lord (a.k.a Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Goatsnake and Engine Kid), Forest Nocturne, the drone overlord is set to follow it up in collaboration with vocalist and violinist, Petra Haden.
Devotional, said to inspired by the deep listening movement and Indian classical music, is set for release on all formats via Anderson’s Southern Lord label on September 30. The album also features liner notes by The Cult’s Ian Astbury.
You can listen to the title track below.
Haden first worked with Anderson during his time in Goatsnake, as well as on Sunn O)))’s second album, ØØ Void.
Speaking about Devotional, Anderson says:
“I’m extremely happy with the recordings we made together. Petra’s vocals bring a whole new dimension to the heaviness.”
Haden adds further comment:
“It was so much fun getting to play and sing on Sunn O)))’s album ØØ Void. 20 years later, I’m on stage with them at The Mayan Theater in Los Angeles singing and playing on the encore. I was in heaven! After the show, Greg and I talked about working on more music together. When I heard his ideas, I already had melodies in my head. I recorded some ideas at home and it developed from there. Greg is a really deep listener and he’s so much fun to work with. Getting to collaborate with Greg reminds me why I love to sing and improvise. I feel free and happy. That’s what music is all about.”
Devotional track listing:
- Rise To Diminish
- What Lies Behind Us Lies Buried Because It Is Dead
- Ma Anand Sheela
- The End of Absence
Devotional is set for release on September 30 via Southern Lord. Pre-order from The Lord’s Bandcamp.