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4 stars Let me say, sounds like they always play authentic, acceptable avantgarde progressive filled with wit, and such an authenticity has been justified perfectly also via their newest album "Sus" released in April 2019. Regardless of their ludicrous, nasty appearance (sorry), their musical diversity and variation - like joke, sarcasm, irony, seriousness, sincerity, or humanism - can be heard all around the creation. And amazingly their various elements above mentioned is not put in fragments but unified with other ones. Their attitude to construct one musical collective with lots of sound approaches should be certificated through every album they've released. Ah of course, I do not say kinda difficult methodological issue but that they play in a pleasant, enjoyable manner. That's all for them. ;)

They create everything they can create without hesitation. Listen to such a contorted, dissected sound explosion with artfully stabilized music balance in the opening track "Sus La Pe'ra". The very first tip reminds you of tech / extreme metallic polarity, that belongs to their extensive soundscape definitely. Beautiful melody lines here and there amongst violent sound / noise structures, or mellow chorus with meaningless phrases, should be fantastic too. In "Luses Fadas" you can hear something like boiling melodic anxiety beneath the sea, but in front of their funky performance. Such a unique song should be enjoyed upon a gig, I think strongly.

"Gr'u Martire" is one of the most complex tracks in this album and slight psychedelic moments tinged with Krautrock- ish flavour can be found here and there ... it's apparently of comfort. Their sound essence notifies you of much more attraction as the audience. The longest epilogue "Chin F'u" is greatly seasoned with ethnic spice and complicated rhythmic basis. Aggressively destroyed melodic phrases and sticky repetitive mass of notes can be mysteriously digested into our inner brain in a normalized, naturalized way. You cannot dance nor do headbanging to the music needless to say, but their weird work sounds not weird but addictive. That is the reason they play every material without any suffering from production.

Guess I've mentioned everywhere but again said that I wish I could attend their gig in Lyon or ... Japan. Seriously.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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