4 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Chilean trio of childhood friends—Diego Lorca, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, and Domingo Garcia-Huidobro—create trance-like music with deep roots in Hawkwind and groove-oriented Krautrock without turning completely motorik. The trio added electronic star Uwe Schmidt (a.k.a. Atom TM) on vintage Korg synths that were popularized by Kraftwerk in their live shows from the ‘80s. At just four tracks in 45 minutes, the album centers on meditative pieces, with only “Feuerzeug” breaking into guitar hero riffs during its generally space-aged jam. The other individual tracks hold onto their specific moods and slowly if ever shift shape. This is music designed for driving and for headphones.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Chilean trio of childhood friends—Diego Lorca, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, and Domingo Garcia-Huidobro—create trance-like music with deep roots in Hawkwind and groove-oriented Krautrock without turning completely motorik. The trio added electronic star Uwe Schmidt (a.k.a. Atom TM) on vintage Korg synths that were popularized by Kraftwerk in their live shows from the ‘80s. At just four tracks in 45 minutes, the album centers on meditative pieces, with only “Feuerzeug” breaking into guitar hero riffs during its generally space-aged jam. The other individual tracks hold onto their specific moods and slowly if ever shift shape. This is music designed for driving and for headphones.

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Ratings and Reviews

A modern gift

Roc de la Kraut

Well i was never big on the Kraftwek style, and only a few Neu! songs, these guys bring to mind some of my favorite of the genre with minimal moterik. Certainly free-form elements of Agitation Free, and even some of the new versions of Faust I've heard. (Re:"Something Dirty") I have spent way too much money looking for original CD's from Germany, perhaps with this new generation of "Krautrockers" (Although in this case Peruvian), we have a lot to look forward too. After all, spinning discs from the early 70's- as good as they are- this fresh blood is most welcome.
PhillyKraut

About Föllakzoid

Föllakzoid are a psych-pop group from Santiago, Chile, formed around bassist/vocalist Juan Pablo Rodrigues, synth player Alfredo Thiermann, and drummer Diego Lorca. The three met during childhood and started playing together officially in 2008. During their first practice, they jammed on a song in free-form style for over two hours, and this reliance on chemistry became a defining characteristic of their live shows. In 2009, after adding guitarist Domingo Garcia-Huidobro, they started the BYM (Blow Your Mind) studio and record label, and released their first album on cassette. Föllakzoid spent the next two years working on a long-running, two-song, self-titled EP for Sacred Bones, and followed it up in 2013 with II on the same label. The band toured extensively in support of the album, appearing at festivals including ATP and Lollapalooza, and their performances inspired the songs that became their third album. Föllakzoid recorded and mixed 2015's III at BYM, collaborating with German electronic artist Atom™, who played a Korg synthesizer that was used by Kraftwerk while touring during the '80s. While touring Europe in 2016, the band collaborated with J. Spaceman (Jason Pierce of Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized), and a 12" containing reworkings of III tracks "Electric" and "Earth" was issued by Sacred Bones as London Sessions in 2017. ~ Jason Lymangrover

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