ØØ Void (also known as Double-O Void) was the second album recorded by sunn O))) circa 2000. At that time the guitarist & core members: Stephen O'Malley 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/song 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: NN0)))
Stephen O'Malley 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: "Rabbits' 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 in Seattle from March of 1985!
This album was recorded to 24 track 2" tape at Grandmaster studios in Hollywood, California. A large step forward in production values from the band's debut recording The Grimmrobe Demos. Fellow sub-sonic entusiast Scott Reeder (the Obsessed, Kyuss, Goatsnake) captured that particular incantation of sunn 0))) 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. In 2008, ØØ Void was reissued in Japan only through Daymare Recordings. That release featured a second disc of remixes from the experimental/industrial group Nurse with Wound.
The record has now come back home to its proper resting place via Southern Lord. Beautiful artwork from Stephen Kasner and package execution via Stephen O'Malley.