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January 21, 2010 10:20 PM   Subscribe

Sunn O))) vs. Kid Cudi "Day 'n Night" crossed with "Aghartha".

While the consensus seems to be that it's a joke, I honestly enjoyed listening to it. So, you know.
posted by kenko (34 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Sun O)))" is kind of a bad name, like the artist is trying to do this.

Or maybe he's trying to be like the band "!!!" and have some novelty pronunciation to go along with it.

Anyway, I didn't like it very much. Is it a joke because Kid Cudi is in so many mashups?
posted by hellojed at 10:31 PM on January 21, 2010


"Sun O)))" is kind of a bad name, like the artist is trying to do this.

They're trying to do this. In reference to this.
posted by mr_roboto at 10:38 PM on January 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


Sunn o))) is named after an amp.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:39 PM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Missed it by that much!
posted by eyeballkid at 10:40 PM on January 21, 2010


As someone who loves both Sunn 0))) and Kid Cudi, meh.

Also, unless you have one hell of a stereo and no neighbors, listening to recorded Sunn 0))) is a poor substitute for their live show.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:48 PM on January 21, 2010


if you have one hell of an amp and a practice space you can do it yourself every day
posted by Hammond Rye at 10:54 PM on January 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sunn o))) is named after an amp.
Also is a tip of the hat to this band/album, for what that's worth. Personally, I've always found Boris more interesting and this remix didn't do much to change that. Oh well. I'm glad I listened, though, so thanks for posting it kenko.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:02 PM on January 21, 2010


this is the laziest mashup ever
posted by p3on at 11:02 PM on January 21, 2010


This is a mismatch. Sunn O))) is doing something that approaches a sort of... spiritual oblivion. You can't just throw Kid Cudi on top of that.
posted by naju at 11:04 PM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mashups haven't been newsworthy since 2001.

This one would be bad by even 1998 standards.
posted by Theta States at 11:20 PM on January 21, 2010


So I'm the only one who thought the repetitive, monotone lyrics over the droning guitar kind of worked?
posted by kenko at 11:39 PM on January 21, 2010


Kid Cudi also approaches a sort of spiritual oblivion, if inadvertently.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:43 AM on January 22, 2010


I thought it kind of worked; I only wish the lyrics were in some language I didn't understand.
posted by runehog at 1:32 AM on January 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


is this an FPP about a song someone liked?

weak.
posted by krautland at 2:17 AM on January 22, 2010


For something completely different: Sunn O))) & Boris - The Sinking Belle. Not a mashup, but very different from their usual sound.

I'm going to see Sunn O))) in Madrid week after next. Now I won't be surprised if Kid Cudi shows up.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:20 AM on January 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sunn O))) [previously]
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:17 AM on January 22, 2010


I do believe this is a joke, people. Sense of humor, got one?
posted by fungible at 5:43 AM on January 22, 2010


I didn't like the mashup, but reading this thread DID prompt me to listen again to "Monoliths and Dimensions" on headphones, and I fell asleep on the couch with it blasting and had wonderful, refreshing dreams. So, uh, thanks for that.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:45 AM on January 22, 2010


I prefer Goatsnake and Burning Witch. Take off the snuggie and write some riffs, motherfucker!
posted by The Straightener at 5:52 AM on January 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


> So I'm the only one who thought the repetitive, monotone lyrics over the droning guitar kind of worked?

Nope.

Started hating it. But now, at the halfway mark with Kid Cudi going "at, at, at night, night" over and over, mindlessly, forever, while guitars, pianos, and some guy with serious smoker's throat continue to collapse horribly in slow motion, it's fascinating.
posted by ardgedee at 6:02 AM on January 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


They do write riffs.

Just in geological time.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 6:07 AM on January 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


And now, true story: In the final third of the mashup, after Kid Cudi's pretty much out of the mix, The Sinking Bell (via slimepuppy, above) began playing at about the same volume. I had it loading in a backgrounded tab, but it started playing on its own and I didn't notice for a few minutes...

They work together pretty well. Try it.
posted by ardgedee at 6:12 AM on January 22, 2010


Started hating it. But now, at the halfway mark with Kid Cudi going "at, at, at night, night" over and over, mindlessly, forever, while guitars, pianos, and some guy with serious smoker's throat continue to collapse horribly in slow motion, it's fascinating.

Exactly my experience with it.
posted by Shepherd at 6:14 AM on January 22, 2010


Sunn O))). They used to annoy me, but I've since reconsidered.

In kind of a weird, abstract metal way, their music makes sense. Like abstract or minimalist art is just a shrugging off of the technical perfection of artistic movements in the past, during which the rules of realistic representation, color and composition were written, practiced and perfected, drone music represents the evolution of rock music. Heavy metal music is likewise an extremely technically advanced form of rock music, and metal musicians are often virtuousi.

So Sunn O))) represents the antithesis of this, or the shrugging off of all that technical proficiency to move the music in another way. But they still maintain that metal ethos, which is the obliteration of any semblance of culture in music.

They aren't just hitting an Em chord and letting it resonate for 17 minutes. There is a little more craft and thought applied to it than that, but the application is subtle enough to make it appears casual or haphazard.

I suppose metal needs to go through this postmodern phase like production needs to go through its current obsession with remixing and sampling in order to arrive at some new type of music that relies on neither extreme of technical proficiency but which is also original composition rather than reassembly of existing compositions.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:06 AM on January 22, 2010


Or maybe he's trying to be like the band "!!!" and have some novelty pronunciation to go along with it.
posted by hellojed


The programmer in me pronounces that bang bang bang. Makes me almost forgive whoever !!! is for calling themselves !!!.

Your favorite punctuation sucks.
posted by Babblesort at 7:51 AM on January 22, 2010


Interview with SUNN O))) in the NY Times
"Three basic types of people come to see us play," O'Malley told me. "First, the people who are really into experimental music or metal — the passionate music lovers; then you've got the spectacle crowd, who come for the robes and the smoke machines; last, you have a group of people who are more interested in the physical aspect of it. Those are the people who are just like, I'm going to stand at the front of the stage for an hour and a half — can I take it? Will I wet my pants? Will I puke? I'm going to be at the very front, in front of these amps for 75 minutes, and then when it's done I'll feel liberated, or I'll feel like I've beaten the band or whatever, no matter how tortuous it is.
posted by Mach5 at 8:05 AM on January 22, 2010


Oh there is no way you just dissed HAMBURGER. Even vegetarians like burgers.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:05 AM on January 22, 2010


Sunn O))) Sped Up

I saw Sunn O))) in September. It was the most ridiculous concert of my life. I loved it. I recommend it to everyone.
posted by azarbayejani at 10:24 AM on January 22, 2010


So, even knowing where the name comes from, I've always thought of them as "sun oh" when I see them mentioned, is that incorrect? Is it just supposed to be "sun"?

I like some Kid Cudi but I can't get into the drone metal, mostly because of the metal part. The "hardest" I get with my ambient drone glitchcore love is Tim Hecker.
posted by palidor at 11:02 AM on January 22, 2010


Palidor:
It's just pronounced "sun."
posted by azarbayejani at 11:10 AM on January 22, 2010


Sunn o))) is named after an amp.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:39 PM on January 21 [1 favorite +] [!]


Pedant alert: they are named after an album which takes part of its name from said instrument amplifier company.
posted by basicchannel at 11:39 AM on January 22, 2010


some guy named skew did a way better mix of mf doom and sunn (and one or two others), called 'doom vs. doom'. i don't really dig this mash up shit, but i do like stephen o'malley. i'm growing a little weary of the heavy drone stuff, but the first, and to a lesser degree, second khanate record are fucking awesome. and burning witch destroys everything ever.
posted by rainperimeter at 11:47 AM on January 22, 2010


Thanks for clearing that up! I will likely continue thinking "sun oh", however. I can't help it, it's stuck that way. And hopefully one day I will conquer my distaste for metal and they'll be one of the first bands I listen to, because I love me the drone.
posted by palidor at 12:24 PM on January 22, 2010


The programmer in me pronounces that bang bang bang. Makes me almost forgive whoever !!! is for calling themselves !!!.

Your favorite punctuation sucks.


!!! is pronounced as any three syllables in a row, so the programmer in you is as right as anyone. I most often hear it as 'chk chk chk'.
posted by codacorolla at 12:49 PM on January 23, 2010


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