This band are fucking incredible. Once every 10 years or so a new band comes out of the “world music” scene and blows peoples minds. I’m thinking of the likes of Tinariwen, Shangaan Electro and Omar Souleyman of course. And now we have a band who I’m sure are going to follow in those bands wakes, Jambinai.
Jambinai are from Korea. They play screechy violins, huge saxophones and zithers. Except they aren’t them, they’re traditional Korean instruments that make sounds like them.
Brought up listening to heavy metal but playing acoustic Korean music, one day they decided to try melding the two - the result is some kind of mad blend of Melt Banana and Mogwai. And it rips. Check out the above and prepare to see the future today.
Meditative loops and apocalyptic, angsty breakdowns. This is Jambinai.