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A First Taste of Chicago Drone-Metallers Chord’s Upcoming ‘Gmaj7′

Supergroup features members of Pelican, X-Bax and Sacred Cities

picture-18150-1372868577By: Christopher R. Weingarten // May 14, 2012

Confrontationally drifty Chicago troupe Chord has been banging out long, meditative, powerful washes of guitar drone for almost a solid decade — and only now do they get a drummer! Their upcoming Gmaj7 (limited to 300 vinyl copies via England’s Mie Music is their first to feature percussion of any kind (relax, they’re keeping their name), a swinging jazz-splurt from former U.S. Maple drummer Pat Samson. Fans of last weeks Horseback stream can rejoice in the Chatham-gone-splattum vibes of this “powerambient” gem, just glorious six minutes of its expansive 20-minute B-side.