Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson & Scott Walker combine forces in a dream (nightmare?) collaborative album 'Soused', across five tracks we are treated to one of the finest most challenging pieces of music each artist has ever put their name to. The trio recorded the album in London between two studios in early 2014, but the idea of the collaboration was already born in 2009, when Walker declined to contribute to Sunn O)))’s album Monoliths & Dimensions and suggested to write one with the group in mind instead.
Walker himself produced the final 50 minutes of material with support from musical director Mark Warman and in a joint effort with Peter Walsh – who worked as a sound engineer for a number of Walker’s solo albums, including his latest, Bish Bosch, released in 2012 on 4AD. With Bish Bosch finishing off the trilogy preceded by Tilt (1995) and The Drift (2006), Walker set out to discover new directions, and fully succeeds with this thrilling body of work: his all empowering vocals fit perfectly against Sunn O)))'s doom metal back drop, from the industrial drumming that opens album center piece 'Bull' to the end of the world greyscale psychedelia of 'Fetish' this is one of the finest drone based metal albums you will ever hear, a fine bit of doom and gloom perfect for the winter months.