Jambinai share video for ‘The Mountain’
Following much acclaim for their new album a Hermitage (those quotes below), which was released in June via Bella Union, South Korean trio JAMBINAI have today unveiled a new video for one of the many highlights ‘The Mountain’
A collaborative project between MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) and seoul-based Artistic Agency COMPANY F, home to one South Koreas hottest directors Nightshift, the video was filmed during a 30 minute live set at the MMCA and explores the everlasting flow of time through the use of visual effects, the flow of the camera and the interaction between band and audience.
Jambinai will return to these shores in October to play a headline show at Oslo in Hackney.
Monday 3rd October – LONDON – Oslo, Hackney
Check the video out below…
Critical acclaim for A Hermitage:
“This two-girl-one-boy trio go at Korean folk instruments and rock guitar/drums with a post-punk gusto, summoning a brutalist cacophony that is leavened by passages of exquisite tranquility and post-rock progression. The youngsters prove themselves masters of dynamics, in The Mountain’s gradually explosive ascent, and the muscular spasms of They Keep Silence.” Q – 4 Stars ****
“A thumping second album which combines the headrush of Lightning Bolt or Boredoms with elements of traditional Korean music. Songs like For Everything That You Lost and They Keep Silence are thrilling in their intensity.” Uncut – 8/10
“Genuinely experimental, A Hermitage is a tremendously exciting release which demonstrates there is still new territory to be explored in heavier music. Jambinai are proof that it is better to be brave.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****
“Strange and wonderful album from this South Korean tiro, combining traditional Korean stringed instruments with squalling guitars and a full on volcanic prog-lava percussion section.” The Wire
“Innovative and avant-garde… They weave largely instrumental tapestries depicting fear, isolation and, in places, a cautious hope… This is noise with brains, tightly leashed until the band decide to set it free…” PROG
“A Hermitage retains their dark mixture of beauty, whiplash-fast changes in volume and spellbinding intensity.” MOJO
“Jambinai are quite unlike anything you’ve ever heard… An intense, dramatic mix of powerful post-rock and Korean folk that makes them a must hear for fans of Explosions In The Sky or Godspeed… Play it loud!” Louder Than War – 8/10
“Jambinai operate at an intersection between traditional Korean folk, drone music and balls-to-the-wall metal… K-pop this most certainly is not.” Loud & Quiet – 7/10
A Hermitage is out now on Bella Union