FÖLLAKZOID Santiago

Föllakzoid began seven years ago as a trance experience between childhood friends Diego, Juan Pablo, and Domingo from Santiago, Chile. Heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to inte- grate this influence with contemporary sounds of their times, creating a rich yet minimal atmosphere.
For III, the band wanted to expand their sound while building an atmosphere with mainly monochords and reiteration. After recording and mixing the album on their own at their studio at BYM Records, they partnered with German elec- tronic maestro 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. (The Korg synthesizer Atom TM plays on this record was used by Kraftwerk on a tour during the ’80s and given to him by Florian Schneider.)
III is a four-part minimal sound voyage in which you can hear Föllakzoid’s musi- cal language developing into something more upbeat, obscure, and sharp, yet even simpler in terms of elements. During the past year, the band played more than 80 gigs, including at Primavera Sound Festival (both Porto and Barcelona), ATP Festival in the UK, Musique Volantes in Lyon, and Lollapalooza Chile. The shows for III, including a confirmed set at Austin Psych Fest in May, should spread the band’s fog-enshrouded gospel to an even wider audience.
 
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Date City Venue Country
31/05/17 Leipzig Ilses Erika Germany
02/06/17 Malmo PLAN B Sweden
03/06/17 Gothenburg Pustervik Sweden
04/06/17 Copenhagen Loppen Denmark
05/06/17 Berlin Lido Germany
06/06/17 Warsaw Hydrozagadka Club Poland
07/06/17 Poznan LAS Poland
08/06/17 Prague Theremin Czech Republic
09/06/17 Zagreb KSET Croatia
10/06/17 Milano Santeria Italy
11/06/17 Guastalla, Reggio Emilia Handmade Festival Italy
13/06/17 Marina di Ravenna Hana-Bi Italy
14/06/17 Roma Monk Italy
15/06/17 Torino Magazzino sul Po´ Italy
17/06/17 Siegen Freakvalley Germany

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