Following a stint in London and Japan, Adelaide’s wondrous soundscape technicians, Suvome, return briefly home for a show or two, before heading north once again. And hearing the group’s world class ephemeral grooves and texturally charged ‘trip hop’ ambience in the live forum is highly recommended. Following the group’s world class skew on futuristic tonal mood maps that was its debut, The Sunlight Embassy, the group then brought us a sultry, sensual and sonic follow-up of luscious and epic proportions, Subomu, a cross continental journey through the eerie electronic annals of airports as far apart as Tokyo, London and Adelaide, crossing hemispheres and cultures. The album name itself was a nod to the wet neon reflecting streets of downtown Japan with its smoky pachinko parlours, high rise glass and concrete – a set resplendent with awesome, lilting drum sounds, evocative female vocals over a pulsing synth ‘trip hop’ bed, obscurely sampled, and an intensely trans-global feel.
Suvome returned to the UK after the release of Subomu and have been in hiatus since. There has been a long talked about remix project that is complete but at this stage is un-released. All band members now reside in Australia and Jen Lush has a number of alternative projects in various stages of development.
released 08 October 2001
WORDS TOBIN LUSH
PRODUCED BY TOBIN LUSH/MARK SCRUBY/JENNI LUSH
WRITTEN BY TOBIN LUSH/MARK SCRUBY/JENNI LUSH