Suuns – The Witness (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Suuns – The Witness (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 37:54 minutes | 385 MB | Genre: Art Rock, Neo-psychedelia
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Joyful Noise Recordings

Critics say that each Suuns album is just another one-way trip into the darkest and most obscure corners of the human soul. Led by Ben Shemie, the Canadian quartet (now become a trio since the departure of keyboardist Max Henry in 2018) would sink ever deeper into a protean rock’n’roll mixing sick psychedelia and experimental explosions, all wrapped up in saturated guitars or electronic beats. Can and Neu!’s krautrock, the shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine, post punk from The Fall, and Warp’s electro have been Suun’s energy source for years. But that was… before? In 2018, Felt, as disturbing as much as it was exciting, was the more soothing fourth album where the Canadians let themselves go a little and brought into the world a less clinical recording, more organic and handmade, but no less oppressive for all that. Three years later, the lethargic feeling is more noticeable and above all, more fascinating. A disk in a weightless state, The Witness sometimes flirts with post-rock and even experimental jazz. Suuns have burst out of their straitjacket, filled their lungs with (almost) fresh air and are starting to leap from cloud to cloud! The recesses of the human soul are always in their sights, but they at last allow themselves to be playful, melancholic, even optimistic. And the light was? – Marc Zisman

1. Third Stream (07:09)
2. Witness Protection (04:09)
3. C-Thru (03:35)
4. Timebender (03:53)
5. Clarity (04:31)
6. The Fix (02:39)
7. Go To My Head (05:56)
8. The Trilogy (06:02)