£16.99 – Indies only purple LP
hold/still, the third studio album from suuns, is an enigmatic thing: an eerily beautiful, meticulously played suite of music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance.
it is a record that does not give up its secrets easily. a natural step on from their two previous albums, 2011s zeroes qc & 2013s images du futur, and yet a marked departure,hold/still is a cerebral exploration of how to take live and analogue instruments and create a deeply textured electronic record. in may 2015, they decamped to Dallas,Texas to work with grammy-winning producer John Congleton and for three intense weeks they recorded by day and stewed in their cramped apartment by night. “it felt like we were on a mission – looking for something to take us out of our element, or that might seep into our music.”