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SUMAC, highly-lauded powerhouse trio of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom,Mamiffer), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), and Brian Cook (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch), invests in the recursive exercises of chaos and control, and the results are a testament to the tour-honed collective intuition and technical skills of the trio. Their debut Thrill Jockey release, What One Becomes, was recorded at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA and mixed at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA with Converge’s Kurt Ballou and the resulting five songs are dense aggregates of rhythm, force, and vigour.

The album’s first single, “Rigid Man” begins as a lurching epithet that finds the trio in a shadow boxing lockstep for the song’s first half of pugilistic rhythm and noise, only to smash itself on the ground amidst a diabolical feedback whorl from Turner’s guitar and to tear free from the rhythmic underbelly.

The music of What One Becomes requires that each player be attuned to the dynamics and the tension within the multilateral structures, and the band invests in the recursive exercises of chaos and control.