Sujo - Terran
Sujo, like good wine, is both rare and an acquired taste. Fittingly then, their new "Terran" record is being released in limited fashion, only forty copies. These five songs are vintage Sujo, and a good place to start if the label has some left for you.
Basically the band continues its majestic instrumental journey through noise, shoegaze and black metal, mixing those aural cues in a stew that is massive and gripping. Think Mono, Aun, or Burzum if you must, but this is all Sujo. From the caustic peaks of the title track, to the icy ambient "Freefall" (which includes vocals that can only be described a obscure and disjointed), Sujo is all about moods, and the more visceral the better.
Of the other tracks, "Shale" is dark, slow and disturbed, and one of their best ever tracks. The closer is the noisiest, and the appropriately titled "Divination" leaves one with an echoing into the abyss, Ryan once again creating tones and atmospheres that sound eternal, if not comforting. "Terran" is one of Sujo's best, and rarest. This is perfect for winter listening, but only if you are looking to accept the cold, and not to escape it.
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