BRUISER follows on directly from Susan's first solo project, SIRENWIRE69 (2005), and takes her hypnotic harmonies and experimental industrial noise to a new level of despair and delight. Intenesly personal, projecting hope and trauma in equal measure, BRUISER tangles the brutal with the fragile in a forbidding texture of sound that penetrates on so many levels at once, it's like being touched by a ghost.
Almost beyond description, BRUISER is the soundtrack to a film you're never likely to see, it's music that pulls abject horror out of the mundane and displays it with the beauty of Silent Hill and the style of David Lynch on one of his moody days. It's totally brilliant, even when it hurts.
Dan Schaffer, Live Journal, October 2006
released September 1, 2006
Composed, Performed and Produced by Susan Matthews. Thank you to Fenn Ingram, Peter Ingram and Sarah Bocas for contributing vocals to 'Lifelore'