Published Apr 15, 2015Suuns are a four-piece that combine the prickly art of post-punk with a proto-electro keyboard swirl, giving them a vibe that shoots in two (or more) historical directions; Jerusalem in My Heart is even harder to define. Radwan Moumneh, also a respected producer and sound engineer in Montreal's Hotel2Tango scene, combines a deep appreciation and knowledge of Arabic folk, modal and poetry traditions with an eye to the future via keyboard drones and electronic experiments.
The results of their collaborative 2012 recording sessions, later smoothed and tweaked, suggest broadcasts from some Middle Eastern outpost where mashups of Joy Division, Killing Joke, Brian Eno, Fairuz and ambient Aphex Twin are the daily bread. It's music with a strong pulse that also whispers its truths close to your ear, like an intimate conversation at the back of a booming dance club. (Secret City)