Six Organs of Admittance - Companion Rises
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #213 / 793
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
Liked by 1 person
February 21, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Drag City / Label
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Old time psychedelic band Six Organs of Admittance return with another moss covered adventure. An underrated release, Companion Rises delivers to fans and new listeners alike a desert-tinged guitar trance. Drift away to places you haven't been since your early 20s. Go to the caves of thinking and be ready to immerse yourself in peat. "Haunted and Known" is the best song on the album.
Fav Tracks: Pacific; Companion Rises; the 101;

Very curious record.
"Companion Rises" delivers a dense mixture of psychedelic folk instrumentation set against simplistic lyrics that at their best cut through the complicated nature of life and at their worst unfortunately bring down the overall enjoyment of the album. There are some excellent ideas on this record but it seems as though the ideas weren't fully explored and instead stall out about 2 minutes into some of the tracks.
Six Organs Of Admittance come back with their newest psychedelic folk record, Companion Rises, and it is a good release. Nothing too special on this album, the lyrics are quite basic and nothing special, the production is okay but can be a bit messy and the guitar work is simplistic but some what effective. Companion Rises is not a special record, it is an album which is enjoyable to listen to randomly when you are least expecting it.

Track Review

Pacific 6.5/10
Two Forms Moving 6.5/10
The ... read more
Best tracks: Pacific, Haunted and Known, Work down by the light.

Probably the most polarised album of the year so far. the best tracks are brilliant, sublime, in particular Hanted and Known. Some of the best chill/dream/synth you'll hear around, but the remaining 7 tracks are meandering, dull, that form a non-distinct glob and you're waiting for each track to be over. I originally put this as a 69 on first listen but the Q1 REEVALUATION sees the great tracks elevated and the rest sink, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Pacific
  2. Two Forms Moving
  3. The Scout Is Here
  4. Black Tea
  5. Companion Rises
  6. The 101
  7. Haunted and Known
  8. Mark Yourself
  9. Worn Down by the Light
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Added on: October 29, 2019