SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

Dark Noontide

(Holy Mountain) Used LP $30.00

Ben Chasny’s third full length comes in a notch or two higher than his previous acid-folk genius with this spectacular merging of dreamy, hypnotic, finger-picked melodies and psychedelia concrète, not to mention very fine fuzz guitar. These eight incredible tracks from 2002 seamlessly blend powerful blues foot-stomp, backward interludes, strange string feedback, dark, tabla-infused vibrations and the amazing debut of Chasny’s electric guitar as a lead instrument. Black vinyl.

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

Dust & Chimes

(Holy Mountain - HOLY1165) Used LP $13.00

Ben Chasny’s second underground folk-psych album from behind California’s redwood curtain, where heavy, acoustic guitar and mumbled vocalizations merge with out-there jamming, in a Takoma-meets-the-first-two-Tyrannosaurus-Rex-albums style. 2015 reissue on clear vinyl. Includes download card insert. Sealed

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

For Octavio Paz

(Time Lag) Used LP $70.00

Ben Chasny explores the guitar inside and out, solo and over-dubbed, steel and nylon string (in fact, For Octavio Paz is the first Six Organs album to feature the reverberations of a nylon string guitar). What really sets Chasny apart from the other modern Fahey worshipers is a willingness to accept a wider array of other guitarists into the pantheon — Peter Walker or Richard Youngs, for example. 2003 pressing on 180g vinyl, packaged in white-on-white silkscreened folder, with letter-pressed insert, numbered edition 445/500.

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

For Octavio Paz

(Holy Mountain) Used CD $12.00

Ben Chasny explores the guitar inside and out, solo and over-dubbed, steel and nylon string (in fact, For Octavio Paz is the first Six Organs album to feature the reverberations of a nylon string guitar). What really sets Chasny apart from the other modern Fahey worshipers is a willingness to accept a wider array of other guitarists into the pantheon — Peter Walker or Richard Youngs, for example. Sealed.

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

Nightly Trembling

(Time Lag) Used LP $30.00

2003 pressing on 180g vinyl of this 1999 anti-sorcery rarity packaged in black-on-black silkscreened folder, with letter-pressed insert, numbered edition 482/500.

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

Six Organs Of Admittance

(Pavilion) Used LP $135.00

Five-song masterpiece from 1998 using acoustic and electric guitars, detuned violin, organ, electronics and koto. The material covers a lot of ground: there’s an acid folk duet; an epic, three-part space suite; and two short concrète-like pieces that evoke hidden memories of having bees in your mouth. The final sting is the magnificent chaos of “Race from Vishnu” — a nine-minute raga where the strings of the acoustic guitar are battled by Chasny who ruthlessly punishes them for their ability to make sound. First edition of 400 with screen-painted covers and black stamp. Paste-on artwork on back. Includes insert.

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Songs From The Entopic Garden Volume Two

(Time Lag) Used LP $22.00

Ben Chasny’s stunning “Resurrection,” backed with the Carters’ and the Murray’s trance-y, blissful “Second Rehearsal.” A real psychedelic phenomena from 2001. 180gm vinyl, letter-pressed jacket, insert. Numbered edition of 800.

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

The Manifestation

(Ba Da Bing) Used LP (one-sided) $20.00

“An ode to the sun in the body of a raga-inspired epic. Ben Chasny’s acoustic guitar mimics the ringing metallic tone and microtonal bends of a sitar, with tabla-style hand drums in the background. The drone is partly sustained by a rhythmically plucked mouth harp, which bends and expands to paint a shimmering, warped surface; use of non-western scales, as well as the general aura of mysticism maintained throughout, evoke ritualistic sun-worship.” With Utrillo Belcher and Jennifer Stratford. From 2000. Clear vinyl, etched on one side. No stickered polysleeve.