Chile’s Föllakzoid have shared their new video ‘Electric’ that was shot during an occultist happening in The Municipal Theatre of Santiago on a pyramid shaped stage exhibiting extraterrestrial-like light buildings and placements of the elements in order to affect the space gravitationally. The band performed a 40 minute show with three professional ballerinas where time and movement seemed to slow and perceptions became omniscient between the attendees. ‘Electric’ was co-directed by Föllakzoid’s own Domingo Garcia-Huidobro alongside Ion Rakhmatulina and debuted over at NPR who’ve named it “the eeriest music video of the year so far.”
Photo: Ion Rakhmatulina
Föllakzoid return with their new album, III – their follow up album to 2013’s breakthrough II, which opened up third eyes to the intensely loop-heavy, psychedelic and groove-riddled sounds currently coming from South America. Föllakzoid began seven years ago as a trance experience between childhood friends. Their style comes deeply rooted in something much more substantial, meaningful and culturally significant, with grooves that are heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of South America’s Andes Mountains. III is out March 31st on Sacred Bones Records and you can catch them live at this year’s Austin Psych Fest, Desert Daze – plus more dates TBD.
After breaking into our realm with II the group toured more than ever, playing across the world and taking in festivals such as Primavera, ATP, Lollapalooza and SXSW. This time spent playing and experimenting solidified a deep-set musical bond that would ultimately act as the foundations for III. All the songs on the new album were made while touring, coming out of open-air live medleys or very cold Russian basement soundcheck grooves.
They partnered with German electronic master Atom TM to flesh out the album’s synth parts. Most of the sounds he provided were atonal electronic sounds, aiming for concrete frequencies and sampled organic glitches.
Whilst Föllakzoid’s output is layered and expanding, frequently becoming entwined in it’s own gravitational sonic pull, there has been a specific focus on the minimal on III, and on building an atmosphere with mainly monochords and reiteration. These grooves found on III feel infinite in their construction, songs that are created to live on like an endless locked groove, “We work in a very similar structure to mantric songs or techno, we share a metric language there that coordinates the musical language. There are many layers in our music, most of them unknown even to us”.
Föllakzoid is: Diego Lorca, Juan Pablo Rodriguez and Domingo Garcia-Huidobro
Föllakzoid Live Dates:
May 2: Desert Daze – Mecca, CA
May 8-10: Austin Psych Fest Presents Levitation – Austin, TX
June 19-21: Best Kept Secret Festival – Hllvarenbeek, NL
Sacred Bones Records
March 31, 2015 | Preorder
1 – Electric
2 – Earth
3 – Piure
4 – Feuerzeug
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