Suuns just released ‘Translate’, which is the first single and video off their upcoming album Hold/Still. ‘Translate’ is hypnotic and trance inducing and demonstrates why Suuns are masters of manipulating mood with sound and groove. ‘Translate’ is the first in a trilogy of videos that will be released ahead of the album. Hold/Still will be released on April 15th via Secretly Canadian.
Watch the video for ‘Translate’…
More about Hold/Still via secretlycanadian.com…
Hold/Still, the third studio album from Suuns, is an enigmatic thing: an eerily beautiful, meticulously played suite of music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance. It is a record that does not give up its secrets easily. A natural step on from their two previous albums, 2011s Zeroes QC & 2013s Images du Futur, and yet a marked departure, Hold/Still is a cerebral exploration of how to take live and analogue instruments and create a deeply textured electronic record. In May 2015, they decamped to Dallas,Texas to work with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton and for three intense weeks they recorded by day and stewed in their cramped apartment by night. It felt like we were on a mission – looking for something to take us out of our element, or that might seep into our music, say the band. Hold/Still will be released 15 April, 2016.
The first single, “Translate”, is one of the defining songs of the album – the sound of a band working in mental lockstep, crafting guitar music that feels unbeholden to clear traditions or genre brackets. It is a song that the band have been reworking for years, and was one of the last songs to be finished for the album, and yet, perhaps, defines the record perfectly. The synthesizers are the work of MaxHenry, an obsessive who builds his own patches and confesses to using cranky or budget equipment – [good gear] does all the work for you, and thats not always fun…read more.
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