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sumac - before you i appear (12inch vinyl lp)




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ARTIST // sumac
LABEL // thrill jockey (us)
CAT // thrill434lp


  


Following the release of their acclaimed album What One Becomes in June of this year, SUMAC return with Before YouI Appear, a limited 12” EP featuring 30 minutes of remixes from UK techno artist Samuel Kerridge, Bleed Turquoise (aka James Ginzburg of recent Thrill Jockey signees Emptyset), noise icon Kevin Drumm and Japanese catastrophic noisemetal group ENDON. The results range from impossibly dense and perpetually ascending psych-noise blowouts, to subdued passages of subtly curdled drones punctuated by disembodied vocal excretions. In composing music, SUMAC opts for a process of simultaneous construction and dismantlement. Long-form rock based structures are distended to the point of erosion, reiterated incontinually alternating sequences, and plied with extra-musicalimplements of chaos and tonal abstraction. Through the practiceof psychophysical exertion and sensorial disorientation themusic becomes a tangible projection of the players underlying emotions and spirit. Though stylistically differentiated from the source material, all four tracks of Before You I Appear posses a parallel predilection for combining combustable atmospherics and emotionally penetrative musical maneuvers.