Sunn O))) ‎– The GrimmRobe Demos

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Tracks 1 to 3 originally released as an edition of 700 CDs by Hydra Head/Double H Noise Industries, and 200 double Picture LPs were released by Outlaw Recordings in 2003.
Track 4 originally released as a vinyl only track on 'Flight Of The Behemoth', in an edition of 500 double LPs in 2001 via Bisect Bleep Industries.

Tracks 1 to 3 recorded live at Gas Chamber, Los Angeles, April 1998. Mixed April 1999.
Track 4 recorded live at Gabah, Los Angeles May 1999. Reworked October 2001.
Mastered November 2004.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): MOS1 Z32000 WWW.FURNACECD.COM-SUNN37 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 1105654 WWW.FURNACECD.COM - SUNN37-2 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi L909
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L29
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U3W
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI QZD1

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2XH 001, HH666-93 Sunn O))) The GrimmRobe Demos(CD) Double H Noise Industries, Hydra Head Records 2XH 001, HH666-93 US 2000 Sell This Version
sunn37 Sunn O))) The GrimmRobe Demos(2xLP, RM, Pur) Southern Lord sunn37 US 2005 Sell This Version
SUNN37 Sunn O))) The Grimmrobe Demos(2xLP, Album, RE, TP) Southern Lord SUNN37 US 2005 Sell This Version
OLR 022 Sunn O))) Grimm Robe(2xLP, Ltd, Pic) Outlaw Recordings OLR 022 US 2003 Sell This Version
sunn37 Sunn O))) The GrimmRobe Demos(2xLP, RM, Gre) Southern Lord sunn37 US 2005 Sell This Version

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FLuViRuS

FLuViRuS

November 30, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

You need lots of patience for this one. Some Sunn O))) recordings can induce hypnosis / utter despair. What this particular album may do for some, however, is induce slumber. It's experimental, it's edgy, it's loud, it's brash. It's all that, but it's also kinda boring, to be honest. The strum of electronic guitars can sometimes be sustained for what seems to be an eternity, before the same chord is struck and sustained for another lifetime. Then, it shifts to another chord, yet again sustained and repeated. Repeatedly. To ensure a complete mind-fuck, the tracks are each at least 15 minutes long. Somewhere along, you feel like you want to kill yourself or the tracks. (Guess which?) But maybe, just maybe, Sunn O))) scored an artistic coup. This is deep, dark, depressing music which outlines an undescribable pain; the sort that expertly requires neither histrionics nor words for comprehension. You hear it, you feel it, you know it. Sharp ears, listen out for the oscillating sine waves, and their resultant reverberating modalities. This stuff is SICK, but oh-so-necessary in the era of pop idols and their saccharine sentimentality.