Back in 2013, Föllakzoid emerged with ‘II’, an album of intensely heavy noise. Follow up ‘III’, their second album for New York label Sacred Bones, is even tougher. The trio, based in Santiago, Chile, are experimenting with harsher textures this time round, drawing from rigid techno as well as hazy psychedelia. The band worked on the songs with Frankfurt electronica veteran Atom ™, and together they’ve created a brutal record. The concrete beats on 11-minute lead single ‘Electric’ land like hand grenades, and the guitars on ‘Earth’ shift from cosmic to cacophonous in an instant. ‘Piure’ and ‘Feuerzeug’ provide patches of light, but ‘III’ is all about intensity, check out the album in full below.
‘III’ is released on March 31 on Sacred Bones.
Correction: ‘II’ was mistakenly referred to as Föllakzoid’s debut album, rather than their debut for Sacred Bones.