øø Void was the second album recorded by sunn O))) circa 2000. At that time, the guitarist & core members: Stephen OÍMalley and Greg Anderson were joined by guest bassist collaborator Stuart Dahlquist (Burning Witch, Goatsnake). øø Void also features some incredible contributions from both Petra Haden (Violinist/Vocalist) and Pete Stahl (vocals). Their melodic evocations are seamlessly woven within this thick sonic tapestry. The group approached the compositions of this album in a different way than their previous recordings: each member focused intently on one composition/piece and brought it into the recording session. Then, each of those songs that were brought in were translated to the other members and nuances were worked out ,on the spot, in the studio.
Greg Anderson (aka The Duke) brought in NNO))), Stephen OÍMalley (aka Mk Ultra Blizzard) brought in RA at Dusk, Stuart Dahlquist (aka G.Subharmonia) brought in Richard.
The exception to all this was the inclusion of a rendition of a obscure Melvins song called RabbitsÕ Revenge. This song was actually never recorded in the studio by the Melvins and the riffs were salvaged from a live tape that Anderson had of the band playing the Gorilla Gardens in Seattle from March of 1985!
This sunn O))) album was recorded to 24 track, on 2" tape, at Grandmaster studios in Hollywood, California... a large step forward in production values from the groups debut recording, The Grimmrobe Demos. Fellow sub-sonic enthusiast Scott Reeder (the Obsessed, Kyuss, Goatsnake) captured that particular incantation of sunn O))) on huge reels of tape.
øø Void was originally released in 2000 by Hydra Head in the USA and Rise Above in the UK and Europe. They have been out of print for approximately 8 years now.