Monday, 29 July 2019
Suffer In April - Pomona.
Suffer In April – Pomona – Corde Raide Productions – Cassette – 2019.
1. Eau Trouble. (Water Trouble.)
2. Délivre nous du mal (Deliver us from harm)
3. Jour de pluie & Mesnie Corbac (Rainy Day and Mesnie Corbac)
4. La Vierge se vide (The Virgin Empties Herself)
5. Dormir avec la lame (Sleeping With The Blade)
6. Corps Calciné (Calcined Body)
7. Secret de femme (Woman’s Secret)
8. Respire. (breathe)
When I reviewed Suffer in April’s ‘Femme Fatale’ recording earlier this month, I got very excited, so as a result of that I had this release high up on my list of things to review for the following month.
Pomona immediately differs from the other Suffer in April releases; it has no traces of Harsh Noise or Power Electronics at all. All that’s left is the beauty that shimmered in the backgrounds of the Femme Fatale album. There are traces of ambient and Industrial there, but they are a faint echo of the past releases. This trades the past for lengthy atmospheric instrumental passages of sound. Keyboards and at times guitar make delicate melodies that hang within the atmospheric sounds - floating, delicate and brittle. The work often plays with silence and the builds wholes through the subtle interplay of slight sounds, drones and harmonies.
Pomona goes elsewhere and is as a result of this it is strong across the board, I put this forward as a work of immense beauty and one of my favourite albums of this year.
Choppy Noodles 2019.