Atmospheric doom meets Nordic mysticism in the musical universe of the trio Yodok III, while the duo Liberez plays a decadent mixture of drone, noise and field recordings.
The experimental doom jazzers Yodok III were formed in 2012 and have since 2014 released five live albums and a compilation, their latest release recorded at Roadburn Festival 2016. The 50 minute long ‘The Mountain of Void Live at Roadburn 2016‘ shows the band’s exceptional ability to create a massive black sound landscape only to be destroyed with a cacophonic sonic chaos, the result of their unique mixture of atmospheric doom jazz, maniac free improvisation and drone music.
The band members are from very different backgrounds; tuba and flugabone-player Kristoffer Lo from the indie rock band Highasakite and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, drummer Tomas Järmyr, a frequent artist at Jazzhouse, from the free jazz trio Zu, and guitarist Dirk Serries from various solo projects and collaborations with Jesu, Dead Neanderthals and John Dikemann.
Together they form a hypnotizing, dark, cold and yet beautiful and alluring musical universe.
The industrial duo Liberez that consists of multi-instrumentalist John Hannon and composer Tom James is the perfect match for Yodok III – a dark mixture of industrial, noise and drone, their music often compared to artists such as Einstürzende Neubauten and Throbbing Gristle, even though their organic approach to music results in a very unique and highly personal sound.
With the release of ‘All Tense Now Lax’ they demonstrated how modern compositions, field recordings, insistent beats and vocal samples can be combined in an interesting harmony dealing with the duality between beauty and fragility.