Sunn O))) ‎– Kannon

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Vinyl pressing information

First press (November/December 2015):
- 500 glow-in-the-dark
- 500 blue opaque (European exclusive color)
- 1500 clear
- 2000 white (Record Store Day 2015 Black Friday release)
- ???? black

Preorder copies came with a white numbered Flexi-disc, limited to 2000 copies.

Tracklist

Kannon 1 12:50
Kannon 2 9:10
Kannon 3 11:26

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
sunn250 Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Southern Lord sunn250 US 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250 Sunn O))) Kannon(CD, Album) Southern Lord sunn250 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250 Sunn O))) Kannon(CD, Album) Southern Lord sunn250 US 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250, SUNNH00F Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Num, Whi + Ltd) Southern Lord, Southern Lord sunn250, SUNNH00F US 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250, SUNNH00F Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album, Cle + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Num, Whi + Lt) Southern Lord, Southern Lord sunn250, SUNNH00F US 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250, SUNNH00F Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album, Glo + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Num, Whi + Lt) Southern Lord, Southern Lord sunn250, SUNNH00F US 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250 Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Southern Lord sunn250 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250 Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Southern Lord sunn250 US 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250 Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album, TP) Southern Lord sunn250 US 2015 Sell This Version
DYMC-250 Sunn O))) 观世音 Kannon(CD, Album + CD) Daymare Recordings DYMC-250 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250 Sunn O))) 观世音 Kannon(LP, Album) Southern Lord sunn250 US 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250, sunnH00F Sunn O))) 观世音 Kannon(LP, Album, Blu + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Num, Whi + Lt) Southern Lord, Southern Lord sunn250, sunnH00F Europe 2015 Sell This Version
sunn250 Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, Album, Ltd, Sil) Southern Lord sunn250 US 2019 Sell This Version
SUNN250 Sunn O))) Kannon(LP, TP) Southern Lord SUNN250 US Unknown Sell This Version

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chilledpunkrock

chilledpunkrock

November 29, 2019
referencing Kannon, LP, Album, Glo + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Num, Whi + Lt, sunn250, SUNNH00F
Comparing between the regular black version and this one, there's definitely more surface noise but it's really not that noticeable because of the nature of the music.
loopdigga86

loopdigga86

September 25, 2016
referencing 观世音 Kannon, LP, Album, sunn250
My copy of this was noisy straight out of the shrink wrap. Seems to be warped. Anyone else have bad luck with their pressing of this album?
Korekuta

Korekuta

August 12, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Kannon, LP, Album + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Num, Whi + Ltd, sunn250, SUNNH00F

Same to say as about the Japanese 2CD edition: If you already own several Sunn o))) albums, you will find nothing really new at first on Kannon. Attila Csihar contributing his well-known moaning voice to Sunn o)))'s well-known moaning riffs in the well-known moaning manner. Best thing to tell about this album for a start seems to be the bonus flexi- disc, as there's much more variety both in Csihar's vocalizing and Sunn o)))'s A-dropping walls of doom. As well there are several field recordings used for the background of Aokigahara // Jukai.
However, when you make the next step reading the textes about Kannon and listen to the whole album again, you will discover more beyond its well-known surface. Find out yourself whether it is worth it ... ;0)!
Korekuta

Korekuta

August 12, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing 观世音 Kannon, CD, Album + CD, DYMC-250

If you already own several Sunn o))) albums, you will find nothing really new at first on Kannon. Attila Csihar contributing his well-known moaning voice to Sunn o)))'s well-known moaning riffs in the well-known moaning manner. Best thing to tell about this album for a start seems to be the bonus disc, as there's much more variety both in Csihar's vocalizing and Sunn o)))'s A-dropping walls of doom. But when you make the next step reading the textes about Kannon and listen to the album again, you will discover more beyond the well-known surface. Find out yourself whether it is worth it ... ;0)!
Krawadde

Krawadde

February 6, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing 观世音 Kannon, LP, Album, sunn250
Superb sound, much better than on previous albums in my opinion. K1 and K3 are five-star pieces.
harrymerkin

harrymerkin

December 14, 2015
referencing Kannon, LP, Album, Ltd, Whi, sunn250
Any comments on the sound quality of the clear vinyl?
djordje100

djordje100

December 4, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Kannon, LP, Album, Ltd, Whi, sunn250
I think there was a black vinyl version with white vinyl flexi available for pre-order until a week or so ago.
guitarromantic

guitarromantic

December 1, 2015
referencing 观世音 Kannon, LP, Album, sunn250

I bought this version by accident while trying to buy the white colored pressing on Black Friday. I ain't even mad tho because it's such a good album - a nearly entirely instrumental piece that straddles the border between ambient and metal, and in a style of metal that has aspirations towards classical music. It's similar in a lot of ways to Sleep's Dopesmoker or the proto-metal/proto-noise/proto-everything grind and rage of The Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray". Now I need to listen to Soused and OO Void.
Blvd_Nights

Blvd_Nights

November 28, 2015
referencing Kannon, LP, Album, Ltd, Whi, sunn250
Yeah, I'm digging the record as a whole too. I really like the packaging.