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Suuns/ Gyratory System, Corsica Studios, London

Suuns/ Gyratory System, Corsica Studios, London

Canadians shrug off their jazz pasts while London electronicists take jazz on

Suuns: Locked tight for power

It took until the fourth song of their set for Suuns to take off. Lurching into “PVC”, the Montréal quartet gelled. Monolithic drums, pounding, relentless bass guitar and slabs of sheet-metal guitar rolled off the stage. Harnessing the power of heavy metal, they’d achieved escape velocity. More powerful than on album, the unassuming-looking Suuns made a compelling case for their stripped-down, post-Krautrock rock.

It took until the fourth song of their set for Suuns to take off. Lurching into “PVC”, the Montréal quartet gelled. Monolithic drums, pounding, relentless bass guitar and slabs of sheet-metal guitar rolled off the stage. Harnessing the power of heavy metal, they’d achieved escape velocity. More powerful than on album, the unassuming-looking Suuns made a compelling case for their stripped-down, post-Krautrock rock.

Suuns aren’t a jazz band, or even a fusion outfit. It's more about rigorously sticking to a rhythm and defining texture than musical acrobatics

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