Lately, Suss Müsik has been exploring a number of odd combinations in our compositions. The latest transgression in our musical roadmap can only be described as “what would happen if Brian Eno collaborated with Black Sabbath while recording My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.” That should give you some idea of what this monstrosity sounds like. Another way to describe the piece is that it’s rough, sloppy, loud and mechanical. We really like it, of course.
The new piece obviously needs to go through a gestation period; however, this might be what Decatenation needs before its delayed release sees the light of day.
Suss Müsik has held up the release of Decatenation for the purpose of quality control. The album’s contents fit cleanly into three categories:
- Pieces that sound great but compositionally aren’t as strong as we would prefer.
- Pieces that stand alone compositionally but, for one reason or another, don’t sound great when taken as a totality.
- Pieces that sound good and are compositionally strong but have grown tiresome to our ears. You know what that’s like.
Given the above, there is a better than average chance that Suss Müsik will develop some new material before Decatenation sees its release. This will be our first commercially distributed launch beyond the confines of Bandcamp, so we want to make it a good one.
To the eight or so Suss Müsik fans eagerly awaiting this release, so just bear with us a bit. Thanks for your interest.
Suss Müsik cut a rough sequence of what might become Decatenation. Overall, the tracks hang together reasonably well. It’s a bit languid, however, and we’re investigating possibly including a discarded piece with a bit more aggression and texture. The original rule of keeping to manageable lengths has been preserved. Here’s the cover.
Currently on SoundCloud is a limited sneak preview of the next Suss Müsik release, which will be titled “Decatenation” and available in early 2017. With this effort, Suss Müsik moves further away from extended ambient drones to shorter, more manageable pieces constructed around cyclical phasing of piano, mallet and wind instrumentation.
The next Suss Müsik release was originally intended to be two extended pieces, each about 25 minutes in length exploring all the possibilities of a single idea. Our recent experience with the weekly Disquiet Junto (not to mention the positive feedback received) has us thinking in terms of smaller formats; how much conceptual value can be optimized within a 4-minute timestamp? So we are thinking of a Bandcamp album of maybe 8-10 pieces at around 4 minutes each. The working title “Decatenation” could be the first Suss Müsik release of 2017.