Susan Matthews | Bruiser

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Bruiser

by Susan Matthews

Intense, personal, haunting, sinister. For those who crave the avant-garde experimentations of early Industrial music.
Genre: Avant Garde: Sound Art
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1. Mbox 2
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2. Backup
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3. Truth
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4. Hushed Corrosive/Lifelore
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5. Fortune
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6. Flinch
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7. The Message
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8. Ellipse-Dream
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9. Summer's Over
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10. Mbox
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The follow up to 2005’s intense and haunting ‘SirenWire69’ sees Matthews further develop her unusual musical sensibilities. The equally effective and engaging ‘Bruiser’ is in some ways a more startling accomplishment than it’s predecessor with new instruments and musical styles added to the experimental mix.

From the out and out industrial barrage of ‘Hushed Corrosive’, to the sinister undertow of ‘Lifelore’, this cd winds it’s way through the medieval-esque folk recorders of ‘Fortune’, insistent rhythmic guitars of ‘Flinch’, hypnotic piano of ‘Ellipse-Dream’ and the gentle beauty of ‘Summer’s Over’, all bookended by the fragile sadness of ‘Mbox’ and ‘Mbox 2’

‘Bruiser’ is an impressively diverse collection of musical experimentations. A starkly personal exploration that challenges you to uncover it’s secrets over multiple listens.

It’s hardly surprising then that 2006 has proven to be a hugely significant year for Matthews. Her work has been showcased in galleries and festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia. She has received radio airplay in over 70 countries, has collaborated with poets and film-makers and contributed to a variety of compilations.

‘Bruiser’ promises to not just build on these considerable acheivements but leave it’s own indellible mark...

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Dan Schaffer

...totally brilliant, even when it hurts
BRUISER follows on directly from Susan's first solo project, 'SirenWire69' (2005), and takes her hypnotic harmonies and experimental industrial noise to a new level of despair and delight. Intensely personal, projecting hope and trauma in equal measure, BRUISER tangles the brutal with the fragile in a forbidding texture of sound that penetrates on so many levels at once, it's like being touched by a ghost.

Almost beyond description, BRUISER is like the soundtrack to a film you're never likely to see, it's music that pulls abject horror out of the mundane and displays it with the beauty of Silent Hill and the style of David Lynch on one of his moody days. It's totally brilliant, even when it hurts.
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Shaun Blezard (Earth Monkey Productions)

A work of importance and inspiration.
'Bruiser' is... simply stunning, even better than 'SirenWire69' if that's possible. Just love the way it builds on the last album but also takes the work in even more interesting directions... Absolutely engaging and beautiful in a melancholic way. A work of importance and inspiration. A major talent indeed.
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