Sparsely appointed and gently played, Burning the Threshold marks a return to the pastoral folk and American Primitive styles for Ben Chasny and his long-tenured Six Organs of Admittance project. Since the early part of the decade, much of Chasny's attention has been devoted to the development and implementation of the hexadic system, a chance-based compositional method involving a set of playing cards which dictates the tonal, rhythmic, chordal, and even lyrical approach of the music. The two albums he released using this method, 2015's Hexadic and Hexadic, Vol. 2, were aesthetic wildcards whose dissonant clamor was at times thrilling, but ultimately difficult to absorb.
Michel Chapuis (born 15 January 1930) is a noted French classical organist and pedagogue. He is especially known as an interpreter of the French and the German Baroque masters and he is dedicated to historically informed performance. (…) He has produced numerous recordings matching early repertoire to historic instruments. His important recordings include the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1966), considered by many as one of best recordings of this oeuvre."