Six Organs of Admittance
Asleep on the Floodplain - Drag City
FILTER Grade: 74%
By Kyle Lemmon on April 8, 2011
San Francisco psych-folkie Ben Chasny is such a noiselessly industrious musician that he often slithers under modern RSS feeds and blog buzz. Despite this anonymity, his guitar playing can be just as mesmeric as his cosmic forebear John Fahey. On this acoustic guitar/harmonium LP, he sticks to the bedchamber and eschews overdubs. The peaks aren’t as emotionally devastating as his studio work, but there’s a hushed desperation here that gradually leaches into your pores.