Soused (album)

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Soused
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused.jpg
Studio album by Scott Walker + Sunn O)))
Released 21 October 2014 (21 October 2014)
Recorded Early 2014
Genre Avant-garde, experimental rock, art rock, drone metal
Length 48:32
Language English
Label 4AD
Producer Scott Walker, Peter Walsh
Scott Walker chronology
Bish Bosch
(2012)Bish Bosch2012
Soused
(2014)
The Childhood of a Leader (Original Soundtrack)
(2016)The Childhood of a Leader (Original Soundtrack)2016
Sunn O))) chronology
Terrestrials
(2014) Terrestrials2014
Soused
(2014) Soused2014
Kannon
(2015) String Module Error: Match not found2015

Soused is a collaborative album between singer Scott Walker and experimental metal band Sunn O))). Announced in early 2014 by 4AD, the album was produced by Walker and Peter Walsh with the help of Mark Warman and released on 21 October 2014.[1]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 83/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club A[4]
Clash 8/10[5]
FACT 4/5 stars[6]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[7] 4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10[9]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

CD and digital editions[edit]

  1. "Brando (Dwellers on the bluff)"  – 8:42
  2. "Herod 2014"  – 11:59
  3. "Bull"  – 9:21
  4. "Fetish (Flip'n'Zip)"  – 9:08
  5. "Lullaby"  – 9:22

Vinyl LP edition[edit]

Side one
  1. "Brando (Dwellers on the bluff)"  – 8:42
  2. "Bull"  – 9:21
Side two
  1. "Herod 2014"  – 11:59
Side three
  1. "Fetish (Flip'n'Zip)"  – 9:08
  2. "Lullaby"  – 9:22

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Peter Walsh – production
  • Mark Warman – orchestration[11]
  • Dot Allison – vocals
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Guy Barker – trumpet
  • G'ast Bouschet – cover photo, photography, trumpet
  • Andy Findon – keyboards
  • Phil Laslett – photography
  • Liam Nolan – assistant
  • Simon Saywood – technical support
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Peter Walsh – audio manipulation, drum programming, effects, electronic treatments, keyboards, mastering, mixing, producer
  • Sam Walsh – vocals
  • Mark Warman – audio manipulation, drum programming, electronic treatments, keyboards, musical director, shaker

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torres, Eric (August 21, 2014). "Scott Walker and Sunn O))) Release Soused Album Art and Trailer, Push Back Release Date". Pitchfork Media.  Bridda, Edoardo (August 21, 2014). "Scott Walker, Sunn O))). Soused album details" (in Italian). sentireascoltare.com. 
  2. ^ "Soused - Scott Walker". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Sunn 0))) / Scott Walker - Soused". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Warwick, Kevin (October 21, 2014). "Scott Walker and Sunn O)))'s Soused Is as Magnificent as It Is Menacing". The A.V. Club. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Anna. "Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Kalev, Maya. "SCOTT WALKER AND SUNN O))) SOUSED". FACT Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Dennis, Jon. "Scott Walker + Sunn O))): Soused review – menacing but surprisingly melodic". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Mongredien, Phil. "Scott Walker + Sunn O))): Soused Review – Rich in Imagination and Surprisingly Accessible". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Currin, Grayson (October 22, 2014). "Sunn O))) / Scott Walker: Soused". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Cataldo, Jessie. "Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Michaels, Sean (2014-07-14). "Scott Walker and Sunn O))) reveal details of collaboration album, Soused". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-09-12. As on his 2012 LP Bish Bosch, there are orchestrations by musical director Mark Warman. 
  12. ^ "Soused Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 October 2014.