SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – Pursuit of Pleasure: 12 ;LP (RED vinyl)

SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – Pursuit of Pleasure:

- Thick Heavy Duty Gatefold LP Sleeve

– 180g Virgin Vinyl

– Direct Metal Mastering

– Individually Numbered

– 2 Different Editions:

  • Asia (Red/Gold) – 300 Copies

    (Comes with a Limited & Hand-Numbered A3 Victims Poster)
  • Europe/USA & ROTW (Black/Clear) – 300 Copies

    (Comes with a Limited & Hand-Numbered A3 Peter Sutcliffe Poster)


Side A

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)

Side B

1) Pig Hole (Sample)

2) Shy (Sample)

SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – Pursuit Of Pleasure

Pursuit of Pleasure is the second album release by legendary Power Electronics duo Sutcliffe Jugend for 2012. It has also been 4 years (in 2008) since their last album release on vinyl format (Sutcliffe Jugend/Prurient ”End of Autumn“).

Pursuit of Pleasure is released in 2 different numbered editions of 300 copies each: Asia & USA/Europe/ROTW. Each numbered edition comes in different vinyl colours that is individually hand-stamped (Asia: Red/Gold Vinyl & USA/Europe/ROTW: Black/Clear Vinyl), inner sleeve (Asia: Yellow & USA/Europe/ROTW: Blue) as well as a hand numbered A3 Poster (Asia: Victims & USA/Europe/ROTW: Peter Sutcliffe).
The album is made of 180 gm virgin vinyl and housed in high quality
gatefold cardboard packaging inserted in a thick resealable
polypropylene sleeve with a numbered album description sticker.

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 RevenganceFurther 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.

Best Played Loud!

Price: 20.00€