Non-conforming musicians Föllakzoid shares new album ‘I’ on Sacred Bones + announces tour
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.
“We invite you to join us in sharing the experience of being led by this non-rational, sonic artform and its energy. It is also an invitation to connect once again with your inner master and their intuition, erasing the systematic rationalization that usually follows creative forces when perceived, to guide you on this holographic simultaneous simulation where reality is rooted in,” Domingae added.
Föllakzoid’s 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’ is be their fourth full-length release and third for Sacred Bones, following 2015’s ‘III’, 2013’s ‘II’ and 2009’s eponymous debut.
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’.
The result of this was a set of songs where neither the band’s, nor the producer’s, structural vision primarily shaped the metric or tonal space shifts, but where both were still subliminally present in each of the parts that form the structure and the frequency modulations that guide them.
Föllakzoid tour dates: Sept 01 UK Brighton Patterns Sept 02 UK Birmingham Hare and Hounds Sept 03 UK Glasgow Broadcast Sept 04 UK Leeds Brudenell social club Sept 05 UK Manchester White Hotel Sept 06 UK Sheffield Picture house social Sept 07 UK London Dingwalls Sept 08 BE Brussels Botanique Sept 09 NL Eindhoven Effenaar Sept 10 DE Aachen MusikBunker Sept 11 SE Malmo Plan B Sept 13 DK Aalborg Studenterhuset Sept 14 SE Gothenburg Musikens Hus Sept 15 SE Stockholm Hus 7 Sept 17 FI Helsinki Kuudes Linja Sept 20 EE Tallin Von Krahl Sept 22 PL Warsaw Poglos Sept 23 PL Krakow Alchemia Sept 24 CZ Brno Kabinet Muz Sept 25 AT Wien Chelsea Sept 26 DE Leipzig Ut Connewitz Sept 27 DE Berlin Bi Nuu Sept 28 DE Hannover Cafe Glocksee Oct 08 SK Bratislava Fuga Oct 09 HR Zagreb Vintage Industrial Bar Oct 12 RS Belgrade Drugstore Oct 14 RO Timisoara Reflektor Oct 16 RO Bucarest Control Club Oct 17 BG Sofia Mixtape 5 Oct 18 TR Istanbul Salon IKSV Oct 19 GR Thessaloniki Eight Ball Oct 21 MK Skopje MKC Oct 22 GR Larissa Stage Oct 23 GR Athens The Temple Oct 25 IT Ravenna Bronson Oct 26 IT Verona Kroen Oct 29 FR Paris Le Petit Bain Oct 30 CH Zurich Zukunft Nov 08 BE Kortrijk Sonic City Nov 10 NL Utrecht LGW? Festival Nov 11 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje