The next Suss Müsik release is titled Kommunal and features four new pieces.
Whereas previous Suss Müsik offerings focused more on drones that function as background music for meditation, Kommunal advances the compositional palette to include found sound and greater compositional depth.
Kommunal is variously ugly, dissonant, beautiful, sparse. Guitars are played by dropping pebbles on strings. Carpentry tools like table and hand saws become part of the musical language. An organ’s timbre range is pushed to maximum capacity while a muted saxophone struggles to be heard.
Kommunal also includes the most “musical” thing Suss Müsik has ever released, a simple piano motif that builds into a sort of ambient-jazz-pop number with gently brushed drums in standard 4/4 time.
Kommunal is available 4 July 2016 on Bandcamp and features contributions from Stephen J Gladney, Marc Manning and Sara Toga.