Studenterhuset er yderst stolte af at kunne præsentere chilensk trancerock, i form af Föllakzoid. Dertil lokal shoegaze og post punk fra Rýk.
The journey began 10 years ago as a trance experience between childhood friends Domingae & Diego from Santiago, Chile. Heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to integrate their origins with contemporary sounds and technologies of our times, creating a rich yet minimal electronic-organic atmosphere. 'I' will be their fourth full-length release and third for Sacred Bones, following 2015's 'III', 2013's 'II' and 2009's eponymous debut.
Föllakzoid grows via depuration, aiming with each record to fill longer spaces of time with fewer and fewer elements. The creative perspective of the band has always been about unlearning the narrative and musical knowledge that shape the physical and digital formats and conceptions available, both visually and musically in order to make a time-space metric structure that dissolves both the author and the narrative paradigms. "We found our sonic and metric identity even more in these songs than in our previous attempts," guitarist and singer Domingæ Garcia-Huidobro explains.
Unlike past Föllakzoid records that were done in single takes with the full band, this record took three months to construct out of more than 60 separate stems - guitars, bass, drums, synthesizers, and vocals, all recorded in isolation. Producer Atom TM, who was not present for recording, was then asked to re-organize the four sequences of stems without any length, structural restrictions or guidelines. Those sequences ultimately became the four long tracks that appear on 'I'.
Föllakzoid perform "Earth" at NRMAL 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkNFOs_MOFY
Rýk consists of four members, who hail from the underground circles of Aalborg. The music has its roots in post punk, and reaches towards the noisy shoegaze of the 90s. The fusion of these two genres is achieved by means of the band’s uncompromising and ambitious songwriting - with reference to the vitals of rock, Rýk drags their sound from the bright surface, into a bottomless pit of ambience and uncontrollable blur and noise.