Comprising 7 tracks in total, Pursuit of Pleasure starts off with an instrumental track titled Involuntary Abortion Slide that reminds one of early SPK Auto-Da-Fe’s factory-line industrial churn of drowned out drones and abrasive screeches.
This sets the course out for the entire album as it progresses into the encompassing textural layers of crazed noise that is Revengance.
Further aggravated by Kevin Tomkin’s deranged rants and screams of agony, Revengance is almost incomprehensible to the sane.
This 2nd track is executed in their trademark style of old school power electronics, but in a more structured manner orchestrated with the brutal organic assault of white noise overlaid by complexed layers of electronic feedback that resonate with piercing aural harshness.
Together with Kevin Tomkin’s frenzied wails, they weave seamlessly well together with its high frequencies and overall disturbing tonal quality.
Paul Taylor contributes to With Brutal Intent with his verbal tirade of anguished and maniacal outbursts.
Just like a madman, he appears to be exacerbated by the tensions between his own drastic perversions and forlorn despair through sounding almost pained and tortured with his intent of brutality.
The album concludes with Kevin’s personal favourite Shy, which is an epic track that stretches for over 14 minutes.
Initially starting out as a haunting ambient introduction of drone loops and synth sounds, Kevin’s gentle whispers gradually build up into the background of harsh electronics and feedback loops. Struggling between the multitude of white noise and screeches, Kevin’s whispers gradually elevate into psychotic screams of fuckraging aural armageddon, through commanding his victim to ‘SWALLOW!’
Overall, Pursuit of Pleasure demonstrates the maturity of Sutcliffe Jugend as an experimental outfit who has redefined themselves through creative manipulation of sound textures.
From their progressive redevelopments of careful structured organic elements of audio layers over the decades, this album brings forth the innovative evolution that highlights the creative processes of both Kevin and Paul, departing from the original 80′s power electronics style of harsh noise into progressive post genre movements.
This album successfully emphasizes Sutcliffe Jugend’s artistic creativity as visionary musicians through their conscious attempt of reinventing themselves by incorporating new influences and their personal interests to break new ground in the contemporary experimental music scene.
•Asia edition : Red/Gold vinyl 300 Copies
Comes with a Limited & Hand-Numbered A3 Victims Poster
1) Involuntary Abortion Slide (Sample)
2) Revengance (Sample)
3) Shelf Life Size Zero (Sample)
4) With Brutal Intent (Vocals by Paul Taylor) (Sample)
5) Dark Love (Sample)
1) Pig Hole (Sample)
2) Shy (Sample)
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