Sumac and Keiji Haino released a 15-minute song, “Now I’ve Gone And Done It I Spilled Holy Water (Just Water) Over That Thing Called Healing Music……………………………. / There Was A Faint “Tsk” Noise” from their collaborative album, Even For Just The Briefest Moment / Keep Charging This “expiation” / Plug In To Making It Slightly Better out June 28 via Trost Records.
Pre-order of Even for just the briefest moment / Keep charging this “expiation” / Plug in to making it slightly better. Sumac includes Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom,Mamiffer), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), and Brian Cook(Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes). Keiji Haino is a Japanese musician whose work has included various genres since the 1970’s. His music genius includes recording in various styles, as he has produced more than 18 solo albums and has collaborated with various artists through the years.
This isn’t the first time both Sumac and Haino have collaborated. Back in November 2017, Sumac announced the release of a collaborative album with Haino titled American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous to Look at Face On. The album was recorded in the summer of 2017 in Tokyo’s Goksound recording studio as “a series of unrehearsed, completely non-premeditated sessions” and was released on February 23, 2018.
Aaron Turner from Sumac said, “Since many of the surface level aspects of our being are often used as divisive tools to separate/alienate us from one another, the intent here is to reveal that at our base level all humans desire and need to be loved and accepted for who they are, for just being.” In an interview with Invisible Oranges, Turner says, “At times [you] can simultaneously love and hate the same person. In that way I feel like what we do and even a lot of other music that I enjoy and I feel is deeply human, doesn’t just cover one aspect of the emotional spectrum.”
In a 2012 interview with Time Out Tokyo, Haino described his approach as “defying the notion that you can’t create something from nothing.” Haino has sported the same long hair, black clothes and sunglasses throughout his career, and is a strict vegetarian who has refrained from alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs for his entire life.