Montreal's Suuns is Ben Shemie, Max Henry, Liam O'Neill and Joseph Yarmush. The band spent the winter and spring of 2012 writing and recording Images du Futur. Their sessions were concurrent with the Quebec student protests that started in February of 2012 and continued through September of 2013. Set against a backdrop lead singer Ben Shemie calls "a climate of excitement, hope and frustration," Suuns aimed for an expansion of the musical ideas on their critically acclaimed first record, Zeroes QC.
Images du Futur builds upon the intensity of their debut, but often does so through new textures and subtler dynamic maneuvering, exemplifying the restraint of which Suuns is capable, and making their unhinged moments all the more devastating.
Suuns have deepened their approach, using minimalist techniques to create maximalist works. Shemie says of the process, "As a band we were trying to look at our music from further and further away, seeing more details in the picture as we expanded the landscape."
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