Suffering Profusion – Auditory Hallucinations Unknown

Rating: 2/5
Distributor/label: Self Released
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Released: 2016
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Suffering Profusion – All Instruments & Vocals

  1. Encapsulate
  2. Citysinks
  3. Words like Beats
  4. Levitating



Experimentation and the Avant-Garde are things I’m always on the lookout for in all types of music, especially if its music that takes keen influence from modern society, particularly on the Industrial side. I’ve been a keen fan of Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle and anything associated with Genesis P-Orridge or Laibach for quite a while, but sometimes you come across that band whom you think tried a bit too hard to stand out and didn’t quite make the grade they were seeking.

I’ll give a quick benefit of the doubt and say that anything original is the most difficult thing to market to people but you never know, this album might pick up an audience in the coming months. So anyway, here we have the experimental group Suffering Profusion, a one man project where the slogan is ‘I make the music I want to hear’. And I’ll give him credit for sticking to something like that, but this album really did not ring home for me.

When I put it on I was quite interested in the screams over some low fidelity scratches and buzzing, it did make me think of old science fiction and dystopian films and the pitch bend added some edge – but after a few minutes the effect seemed to wear off and it got a little boring.

For most of this album I couldn’t quite make up my mind on whether or not I liked it but by the time I’d reached the third track ‘Words Like Beats’ I just felt I was listening to the same thing over and over again. Once again I think this album has some potential but I really wasn’t the target audience for it. To me it sounds like the cuttings from the Swans’s editing room floor which were mashed together to make something new but the sparkle wasn’t on point that day.

If you like drone music, give it a whirl, but this for me was just boring. Sorry man.

Review by Demitri Levantis