For years, Ben Chasny has been recording way-out instrumental guitar pieces as Six Organs Of Admittance. And for his new album Hexadic, Chasny invented a whole new system of musical composition, which he’s calling the Hexadic System. According to Chasny, he based “the tonal fields, chord changes, scales, and lyrics” of the album around this new system, though he says it’s still an open thing. Maybe a more trained ear can hear that system at work on “Wax Chance,” Chasny’s new song, but I just hear a noisily shredding prolonged acid-rock guitar solo. Check it out below.
Hexadic is out 2/17 on Drag City.