Santiago quartet Follakzoid plays "Cosmic Music"
To complement their April
psych offerings, K23
Gallery announced a gig with Chilean quartet Föllakzoid on May 7. Up from Santiago on a summer (or winter) tour, the band combines flailing psych guitars with the strict rhythm section of krautrock. Where the German bands used the backbeat-loving Motorik
rhythm to maintain a clear head, Föllakzoid repurposes it as a V-2 rocket engine into what they call "Cosmic Music."
Their new single, "Electric,"
is a beautiful work of longform psych, serving as the opener of their impending release III
. To record it, Föllakzoid went straight to the rhythmic source, working with German electronic composer Uwe Schmidt
, who you can credit for all the gnarly atonal spots on the tune. III
debuts March 31 on the marvelous Sacred Bones