This music is pretty much exactly what I’d imagine those looking forward to this collaboration were hoping for, which is pretty great, and rare. Walker’s dynamic, near-operatic vocals layer wonderfully over Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson and Tos Nieuwenhuizen’s guitars. This isn’t necessarily what I’ve been in the mood for lately, musically, but I’m glad to have heard it and that it exists. Walker’s delivery of the line “No, never enough” in opening track “Brando” makes the entire record worth a listen. –T.H.
Sunn O))) / Scott Walker
Sunn O))) / Scott Walker = Boris + The Phantom of the Opera musical