It has been only seven months since Sumac released their live album, WFMU and the intensely epic collaboration with Japanese musician Keiji Haino, American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous to Look at Face On. But the Aaron Turner-fronted experimental noise makers are pushing the boat out once again in 2018, with a brand new four-track album, Love in Shadow.
Their recent endeavor with Keiji Haino has enriched their already cataclysmic musical inventory, causing the band to explore new creative depths, as hinted in this all too brief teaser for the new record:
Irrespective of their recent work with Heiji Haino, Love in Shadow will be Sumac‘s first fresh material since their 2016 album, What One Becomes. Although, Sumac‘s raw emotional dealings are stripped down in one sense, the band’s back catalog is extremely varied, meaning one can only guess at what musical prizes await patient listeners in this forthcoming release.
Of Love in Shadow, creative mastermind Aaron Turner has this to say: ‘Since many of the surface level aspects of our being are often used as divisive tools to separate/alienate us from one another, the intent here is to reveal that at our base level, all humans desire and need to be loved and accepted for who they are, for just being’.
Love in Shadow is released 21 September. To hear more of Sumac, check out their Spotify and Bandcamp pages, and for all the latest news on the band, visit their Official Facebook Page. To discover other releases from their record label Thrill Jockey, take a look at the Thrill Jockey Website.