Today Santiago, Chile’s Föllakzoid release their fourth LP, entitled ‘I’ via Sacred Bones.
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.
Listen to ‘I’ in full on Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple.
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