Greg Anderson, co-founder of Southern Lord Records and guitarist for bands like Sunn O))) and Goatsnake, recently released his new solo album Forest Nocturne under the name The Lord. To celebrate the album's release, Anderson is now streaming the droning and destructive demos for the record under the title VHSFNDEMOS. You can check out both Forest Nocturne and VHSFNDEMOS below to compare and contrast. Both are available here.
And if you're in the mood for even more Anderson guitar magic after the below two records, check out his upcoming collaboration with Petra Haden called Devotional here.
As for new Sunn O))), Anderson said earlier this year the band has been kicking around new riffs.
"As far as Sunn O))) goes, I don't know. We're kind of in a position right now where we're like, starting to discuss what we're gonna do next and we're really in the early stages of ideas. Actually, I've done a lot of – you know, since COVID or whatever – have done a lot of home recording. Which is something honestly that I'd really never did in the past. It was always to me, my musical output and what I did musically was in a room with people, and I never really did a lot of practicing or you know, home recording or 4-track recording or any of that stuff at all, ever.
"But I got a digital 8-track recorder for Christmas in 2019, and I was like 'you know what? I'm gonna finally teach myself how to use a recording device and record some of my ideas,' you know? And I started doing that and I really enjoyed it. Now I'm totally into it, making noise and sounds and recording them and demos, basically. So I just started doing that, coming up with ideas for Sunn O)))."