Images du Futur

Suuns - Images du Futur
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2013 Ratings: #199 / 958
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2013 Ratings: #171
March 5, 2013 / Release Date
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Secretly Canadian / Label
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The Line of Best Fit

Images Du Futur is exciting in a way that few albums manage to be, dangerous and compelling like a first cigarette or fumbled sexual encounter, and nothing here quite seems real: these ten tracks exist in a half-light, a nocturnal fog a step removed from lucid thought. And a long, long way from anything routine.


This is an album that bears repeat play after repeat play, revealing greater detail each and every time.


Somehow managing to sound minimal and controlled even when claustrophobically arranged with ever-shifting sounds, Images du Futur improves on Suuns debut and goes even deeper into the dark sounds they've been developing and perfecting as they go.


On an album that rarely shakes off its shroud of unease, Suuns paint a pretty bleak picture of all our tomorrows, but their own dazzling ‘…Futur’ looks assured.

No Ripcord

Images Du Futur has a long temporal distance to travel before we can make such conclusions about its representative value of the decade or of the generation, but it’s a sound which could be a subtly defining one.   

The 405

They've always preferred to make the listener work for their reward, but the journey towards that eventual destination sounds much more exciting and immediate. 

Drowned in Sound

Those who’ve followed Suuns will hear elements of its old ways; still, from its disjointed cover art to its woozy vibrations, it’s apparent that Suuns want to explore greater sonic space.

The Skinny

It's a thrill to hear a rock band skewing genre archetypes in this way, and while Images du Futur does contain familiar elements, it's never short of compelling.

Consequence of Sound

They know their way around the canon of post-punk and hybrid-electronic bands so well that every minute reveals another shade of grey you never even knew existed. 

Under The Radar

The guitars never quite get to riff stage, serving up texture, tension, and drone. They lend context to throbbing basslines, simple drumbeats, and marble-mouthed vocal meanderings.


Ultimately, this is what brings down Suuns: the quest for release means listeners aren't paying attention to what's happening in the now. Maybe that's the point, but Images Du Futur feels like a great movie without an ending.


Nearly every song on Images Du Futur feels like a bin of used CDs or an mp3 folder rather than a living thing, something to peruse rather than engage. 

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Track List

  1. Powers of Ten
  2. 2020
  3. Minor Work
  4. Mirror Mirror
  5. Edie's Dream
  6. Sunspot
  7. Bambi
  8. Holocene City
  9. Images Du Futur
  10. Music Won't Save You
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