Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Föllakzoid


So this is kind of a sister post to the one I did on Dead Skeletons (HERE) I mentioned the band who played with Dead Skeletons when i saw them and this band were Föllakzoid and just to be clear I was at that gig for BOTH bands it was definitely a double header for me more than a case of support and main act! Hailing from Chile of all places it's not the place that automatically comes to mind when thinking about psychedelic music but hey I have been proved wrong here.

Föllakzoid are a great band I have heard them described as Krautrock which is a pretty fair point as while these guys do break out in plenty of bursts of psychedelic guitar the body of their sound does most definitely follow the precision metronomic approach of bands like Faust,Can and Ash Ra Tempel and more than a nod to Hawkwind! However with song titles like "Arabic Hash" and "Pulsar" you definitely know where these guys are coming from! Obviously talented musicians these guys really have a fantastic sense of rhythm and dynamics allowing the songs the pace and space they need to develop and build but at the same time even over their longer pieces they keep your attention from the beginning.What I like about this band a lot is they gently lull you along through a song but the builds are so subtle than when they do reach a crescendo it's such a great payoff but never breaks out into sheer guitar noise freak out territory even the peaks of their songs are measured and considered which definitely prevents it from becoming jarring when they do peak which can be a bit of a tool that many bands rely on.

So not the most prolific band but i can see why as their music is obviously very carefully constructed and well played so better in this case that it's quality this high than quantity! So there are 2 albums "Föllakzoid" , "II" and 2 EP's "EP" & "II RMX" EP the remix EP has 2 songs from their 2nd album remixed by psychedelic powerhouses Moon Duo and Psychic Ills and that's all there is. So I'm not gonna break down each release individually as my description above pretty much covers their sound which is consistent throughout all their releases.

So below you will find links to their entire discography so far check these guys out as they are definitely deserving of your attention because as you know with this blog i don't do half arsed posts on mediocre bands! Definitely a good listen for one of those lazy Sundays in the garden but far from mere background chill out music you can ignore! Their great rhythms and fantastic builds will have you instantly hooked!

FöllakzoidMediafire

Föllakzoid IIMediafire

EPMediafire

II RMX EPMediafire

14 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for having that 1st LP, needed to check that thing out, otherwise ; this is mind expanding music, not for Punks with short temper anyway x) , seriously ; anyone with enough brain should love the music these guys produce, moreover ; their performance on stage is as good as any great band you happen to know, but the atmosphere is much better ; just unforgettable. // Thank you once again for sharing, Fine work on this blog, good continuation.

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    1. Glad you like the post I have to say I love Punk and I love Follakzoid both of which have expanded my mind :-) Yeah they are great live too Thanks for commenting,

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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  2. Exotic psychedelic sugar trip

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  3. |Yeah these guys are just entrancing, new album "III" is even more so will add it to this post soon,

    Cheers,

    Dave B.

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  4. Thank you so much :3

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    1. you're welcome, thanks for the comment,

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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  5. This is pretty epic stuff indeed. Just burning the midnight and listening to their first album. Long-time music fan here, especially krautrock/space-rock/psychedelia etc.

    Thanks very much. :)

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    1. Thanks Egregore they are a great band they have a new album "III" out and it's a little different more minimal but still great I will update this post sometime, Yeah I've been heavily into music for about 30+ years myself I also love Krautrock/Spacerock etc, I can't post everything I love but heres some reccomends that would get blogged or maybe will when i get time...

      Minami Deutsch : New japanese band just released their debut album last month it sounds uncannily similar to Follakzoid and also heavily influenced by Krautrock like Neu! and Faust you will LOVE them

      Seven That Spells : long running band from Croatia they have a LOT of albums out but if you look them up on bandcamp you can get several live albums for free however they have recently released 2 parts of a Trilogy of albums called "The Death And Ressurection Of Krautrock :AUM" and "The Death And Ressurection Of Krautrock : IO" both of those are AMAZING those guys ared insane musicians as well!

      I guarantee your satisfaction with both these bands... Thanks for commenting,

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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    2. Thanks Dave, I went out and bought "III" from their bandcamp page, I was that impressed. Arguably even better than their first two.

      Cheers for the recommendations. These sound like great bands and how can you go wrong with a title like "The Death And Ressurection Of Krautrock" ? :Yeah, I'm getting these.

      Thanks again. :)

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    3. Hey Egregore, yeah I like "III" a lot they pretty much played the whole thing when i saw them live I'm glad you bought it frm bandcamp i love sharing music but it's nice that you showed them some support and bought a download. Yeah i think you will defo like my recommends so here is some links....

      Minami Deutsch :

      https://www.oboom.com/OB7XAT9L

      Seven That Spells

      The Death And... IO :

      http://nitroflare.com/view/9754E45F5021A6A/3toio.Seven.Tha

      You can get almost the entire rest of their discography here

      http://tripjam.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/seven-that-spells.html

      Let me know that the links work ok and what you think of the music

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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  6. Hey Dave, there's some pretty excellent music here. I've d/loaded a couple (AUM & IO) from TDAROK. Brilliant. Reminds me a little of Popol Vuh and even Amon Düül II in places, which is great.

    I also like Minami Deutsch - there's a definite CAN-like motorik thing going on, which I love. CAN have always been my favorites, ever since I saw them back in Liverpool Stadium in the mid-seventies.

    Thanks again Dave, much appreciated :)

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    1. No prob egregore no prob, looks like you and I have a lot of common ground you can add me on facebook if you're on there my FB name is Angus Mcsongo (long story)

      Cheers,

      Dave B.

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    2. Nice one mate. I sent you a message.

      Cheers.

      Neil.

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  7. GRACIAS AMIGO!!!! TREMENDA BANDA CHILENA

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