SUMAC releasing album of What One Becomes remixes Kevin Drumm, Samuel Kerridge, Bleed Turquoise (James Ginzburg of Emptyset), and ENDON

September 26, 2016


SUMAC releasing album of What One Becomes remixes Kevin Drumm, Samuel Kerridge, Bleed Turquoise (James Ginzburg of Emptyset), and ENDON

Listen to the Bleed Turquoise remix now:

Before You I Appear out December 9th

“Sumac are pushing metal in a direction so uncomfortable it may cease to be metal, into an openness that isn’t about saying “FUCK YOU!” the loudest. The result is some of [Aaron Turner’s] most exciting work since Isis disbanded.”

“…equal parts confounding and cathartic.”Exclaim!

Following the release of their acclaimed album What One Becomes earlier this year, SUMAC will be releasing Before You I Appear, a limited 12″ of What One Becomes remixes featuring tracks reconfigured by the likes of Samuel Kerridge, Bleed Turquoise (aka James Ginzburg of Emptyset), Kevin Drumm and Japan’s ENDON. The results range from impossibly dense and perpetually ascending psych-noise blowouts, to subdued passages of subtly curdled drones punctuated by disembodied vocal excretions.

In composing music, SUMAC opts for a process of simultaneous construction and dismantlement. Long-form rock based structures are distended to the point of erosion, reiterated in continually alternating sequences, and plied with extra-musical implements of chaos and tonal abstraction. Through the practice of psychophysical exertion and sensorial disorientation the music becomes a tangible projection of the players underlying emotions and spirit.

Though stylistically differentiated from the source material, all four tracks ofBefore You I Appear posses a parallel predilection for combining combustable atmospherics and emotionally penetrative musical maneuvers.


Listen to the Bleed Turquoise remix of SUMAC’s “Clutch of Oblivion” from Before You I Appear here:

SUMAC – Before You I Appear
1. Rigid Oblivion (Samuel Kerridge Remix)
2. Clutch of Oblivion (Bleed Turquoise Remix)
3. Image of Control (Tokyodionysis Remix by Endon)
4. Rigid Man in Vain (Kevin Drumm Remix)
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