Switzerland’s Sum Of R exists since 2008 and was created by Reto Mäder (URAL UMBO, RM74) to construct/deconstruct sound in ways that infest and cloud the interior of the mind. Sum Of R creates slow moving instrumental music with a sensibility for hypnotic and complex song structures.
Their intense and pulsating sound is influenced by lumbering doom, drone, post-metal, ambient, noiserock, psychedelic and cinematic post-rock. Sum Of R’s ritualistic take on expanding sound layers is deepened by the rawness of an unconventional metal atmosphere plunged into darkness, light and its reflection.
Their live performances as a duo are characterized by a cyclical process involving bass guitars, drums, effects, samples and drones to create a unique and dense whole which is more than the sum of its parts.
Experienced musicians of all kinds of genres breaking the boundaries. No rules – no remorse. And that’s also how their music sounds like. Doom meets Post, Shoe-Gaze, Prog and several other kinds of music. All is authentic, all is glare.
In July 2016 GLARE OF THE SUN booked the Vato Loco Studios of Martin Schirenc (Pungent Stench) to create their first Album „Soil“, which will be realeased digital and as vinyl version in January 2017. Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath) and his Unisound Studio Sweden was responsible for the mastering.