Sunn O))) ‎– Monoliths & Dimensions

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First press (2009):
- ???? black

Second press (October 2015)
- 1000 white
- 1000 clear
- ???? black

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SUNN100, sunn100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(CD, Album) Southern Lord, Southern Lord SUNN100, sunn100 US 2009 Sell This Version
SUNN100 VINYL PROMO 0509 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(2x12", Promo) Southern Lord SUNN100 VINYL PROMO 0509 US 2009 Sell This Version
sunn100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(2xLP, Album) Southern Lord sunn100 US 2009 Sell This Version
SUNN100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(2xLP, Album, Pac) Southern Lord SUNN100 US 2009 Sell This Version
DYMC-099 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(CD, Album) Daymare Recordings DYMC-099 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
SUNN100, sunn100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(2x12", Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Southern Lord, Southern Lord SUNN100, sunn100 US 2015 Sell This Version
SUNN100, sunn100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(2xLP, Album, RP) Southern Lord, Southern Lord SUNN100, sunn100 US 2015 Sell This Version
SUNN100, sunn100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(2xLP, Album, RP, Whi) Southern Lord, Southern Lord SUNN100, sunn100 US 2015 Sell This Version
SUNN100, sunn100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(CD, Album) Southern Lord, Southern Lord SUNN100, sunn100 US 2015 Sell This Version
SUNN100, sunn100 Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions(CD, Album, RE) Southern Lord, Southern Lord SUNN100, sunn100 US 2018 Sell This Version

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shade1on1

shade1on1

April 27, 2019
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, 2xLP, Album, RP, SUNN100, sunn100
Picked this up yesterday and am quite pleased. No surface noise whatsoever. Wide range, warm sound, thousand times better sound than the digital. How vinyl should always be.
loopdigga86

loopdigga86

September 25, 2016
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, 2xLP, Album, RP, SUNN100, sunn100
Is there no surface noise when first opened? Got screwed on a copy of Kannon and still debating whether to pick this up or not.
XelaWeeks

XelaWeeks

January 11, 2016
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, 2xLP, Album, RP, SUNN100, sunn100
Sounds incredible! Packaging is marvelously done! Bravo Southern Lord! You guys never fail to impress!.... except when it comes to there being a decent amount of pressings out there for the public to buy ;)
T.J.E

T.J.E

October 26, 2015
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RP, Cle, SUNN100, sunn100
The wraparound on this still says Solid Black; just warning people, I got worried they'd sent me the wrong version.
ANTCC

ANTCC

September 23, 2015
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, 2xLP, Album, RP, Whi, SUNN100, sunn100
It´s weird, but i only can see for sale (at southernlord europe & usa) black and clear vinyl versions, not white vinyl version repress.
BasedSwagedelica

BasedSwagedelica

March 24, 2015
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, 2xLP, Album, sunn100
cmon southern lord at least try and keep your stuff in print
drillkicker

drillkicker

August 14, 2013
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, CD, Album, SUNN100, sunn100
This is what ancient druids would be listening to if they were alive today.
itzmehall

itzmehall

May 27, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Monoliths & Dimensions, CD, Album, SUNN100, sunn100

This is the pinnacle of Sunn O))). I cannot see how they could ever top this album. It is their most imaginative, well composed, and multi-faceted work to date. The album is an ambitious amalgam of Sunn's guitar drone with chamber ensembles, choirs, and an array of guest musicians.

Each Sunn album has had a fair share of guest musicians. However, Monoliths & Dimensions is the first to utilize each musician's contribution and flawlessly infuse them to create a greater realization of each piece of music. Oren Ambarchi and Attila Csihar have been consistent members in recent years and are also credited as "key players" on the album. Csihar's contributions are stronger and more coherent than on past albums in my opinion. The lyrics are closer to traditional vocals perhaps than the chants on past albums, but still contain an atmospheric delivery. Dylan Carlson of Earth makes an appearance on the track Big Church. He even receives credit for inspiring the choir arrangement of the track. One of the most surprising appearances is by jazz trombonist Julian Priester, an alumni of Sun Ra's Arkestra, who contributes a beautiful and human sounding melody which finalizes the last moments of the album. The most noticeable contribution however, is by Eyvind Kang and his direction of the chamber ensemble players. These arrangements add the most depth to the album and coax the music into something unique.

At times, Sunn have been negatively portrayed as a band built by hype. I can't say that I am completely in love with some of their earliest releases, but they have been progressing into more creative and ambitious ventures within the last few years. As I said at the beginning, this is most likely going to be the pinnacle of the group. This is by far the most imaginative music that Sunn has released.

Even with new found diversity, the slogan still holds true... "Maximum Volume Yields Maximum Results".