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Images du Futur

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'Images du Futur' builds upon the intensity of Suuns' 2010 debut, 'Zeroes QC', but often does so through new textures and subtler dynamic maneuvering. Album standout "Edie's Dream" begins with a single bass line repeated from which layers build & rise — first drums, then a wash of white noise; echoes of guitar, then chanted vocals. The song's clever shifts are jazz-touched and delicate, almost subliminal. It all makes for a stark, skeletal boogie — more an astral projection than a song. "Edie's Dream" exemplifies the restraint of which Suuns is capable and works to make the unhinged moments all the more devastating.

Lauded by Pitchfork and NME — the former saying "few bands this young are operating on quite this scale, and fewer still have the brass-- and the patience-- to pull off a big, glitzy, complex record like 'Zeroes QC'," and the latter declaring them 2011's Best New Band — Suuns have deepened their approach, using minimalist techniques to create maximalist works. Produced once again by Jace Lasek from Besnard Lakes, Images blasts out of the gate with "Powers of Ten," laying out a sort of manifesto for the record in the very first lines: "Got it together/I read in the paper/all of theses strangers/stranger and stranger.../No, no, no, no, how you try and remember/how all of these pieces/all fit together." Shemie says of the process, "As a band we were trying to look at our music from further and further away, seeing more details in the picture as we expanded the landscape."

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released March 5, 2013

Suuns:

Ben Shemie - guitars, vocals
Joseph Yarmush - guitar / bass guitar
Liam O'Neill - drums
Max Henry - keyboards


Track Features:

MINOR WORK
Adam Kinner - clarinet

IMAGES DU FUTUR
John Corban - violin and viola
Jean-Christophe Lizotte - cello

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