Episode 80 – Supuration 1990-1994: Sojourns in the Absurd

Episode 80 – Supuration 1990-1994: Sojourns in the Absurd

Radical Research Podcast
Episode 80 - Supuration 1990-1994: Sojourns in the Absurd

For our 80th episode, Radical Research detaches itself from the icy grips of Norway and takes a sojourn southward to France, a country whose history with death metal gives priority to quality over quantity. From 1990-1994, the chronically-underrated Supuration were busy at work creating their own, private death metal universe, in which brutal churning, otherworldly melody, robotic vocals, and psychedelic drift collided to create a new kind of Science Friction. This episode traces the band’s evolutionary arc from the Sultry Obsession demo to the Still in the Sphere EP, which concluded Supuration’s first phase. As is the case with many of Radical Research’s favorite artists, we are saddened by Supuration’s lack of critical and popular acknowledgement and are here to bring truth to the Legions.

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Music cited, in order of appearance:

“Sultry Obsession” (Sultry Obsession demo, 1990)
“Ephemeral Paradise” (August 1991 sessions)
“In Remembrance of a Coma” (August 1991 sessions)
“Isolated” (August 1991 sessions)
“Sojourn in the Absurd” (August 1991 sessions) 
“1308.Jp.08“ (May 1992 recording)
“The Elevation” (The Cube, 1993)
“The Cube” (The Cube, 1993)

“The Accomplishment” (The Cube, 1993)
“4TX.31B” (The Cube, 1993)
“The Cleansing” (Still in the Sphere, 1994)

“Back from the Garden” (Still in the Sphere, 1994)

“Shout” (Still in the Sphere, 1994)

Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.