Formed in Taipei, Taiwan in 2013 and comprised of members Lu Li-Yang and Lu Jiachi, Scattered Purgatory is a name derived from a Taoist ritual which expiates the souls of the innocent from a state in between life and death and then at last, release.
Taipei, the basin city of dense population and humidity, has immeasurably inspired their music. If an analogy were used to describe the duo’s sound it would be the equivalent of the massive use of long shots in Taiwan’s 1980s wave of new cinema. Scattered Purgatory employs a similar approach with an oriental narration, geographically and spiritually.
Sua-Hiam-Zun is based on Scattered Purgatory’s drone metal/psychedelic folk style with the duo diving deeper into synthesizer layering and sequencing. They owe as much to krautrock influences Popol Vuh and Cluster as to SPK, Taj Mahal Travellers and Sunn O))).
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Brooding, mysterious, imagistic drone full of humidity and fog. It hangs in the air. With intoxicating slowness, it evaporates, then condenses, sometimes into an almost stagnant doom that weighs on the ear like an enormous thundercloud about to burst. Gregory Kimbrell