Keiji Haino & SUMAC ‘Into this Juvenile Apocalypse our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never’ 2xLP
‘Into this Juvenile Apocalypse our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never’ is the third collaborative album between trio SUMAC - Aaron Turner (guitar - ISIS, Old Man Gloom), Brian Cook (bass - Russian Circles), Nick Yacyshyn (drums - Baptists) - and Japan’s cultural provocateur, Keiji Haino.
‘Into this Juvenile Apocalypse our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never’ finds the quartet navigating the push-and-pull of creative interplay with bolder strides and stronger chemistry. Recorded on May 21, 2019, at the Astoria Hotel on Vancouver BC’s notorious East Hastings Street as a one-off performance during a short North American tour for Haino, the six compositions comprising ‘Into this Juvenile Apocalypse our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never’ showcase a musical unit bouncing unfiltered ideas off of one another, mining a trove of textures and timbres from their armoury to buoy and bolster these living and breathing pieces. Like so many albums documenting free music, the thrill here is in the tightrope walk, the wavering moments of uncertainty, and the ecstatic moments of shared brilliance.
Whether deconstructing American blues, to a few rogue notes hanging across chasms of empty space in his solo endeavors, sparring with the nebulous fringes of psychedelia in Fushitsusha, or teaming up with musicians like Faust, Boris, Jim O’Rourke, Stephen O’Malley, John Zorn, and Peter Brötzmann for fleeting aural experiments, Haino’s work is never pre-planned or structured, but rather a completely spontaneous exploration of chemistry, texture, and dynamics.
SUMAC’s tenure is much younger than Haino’s, though guitarist-vocalist Aaron Turner has covered a similarly large swath of musical territory across numerous projects and collaborations.
“If Haino is Hendrix caterwauling through the multiverse, Sumac are the Experience bringing him back into our atmosphere, burning without disintegrating.” - Pitchfork
Double LP pressed on virgin vinyl, packaged in a wide spine UV high gloss slipcase in full colour with custom matte jacket designed by SUMAC. Digital download card included.
Catalogue number: THRILL568LPY
Label: Thrill Jockey