Nisennenmondai + La Jungle (support)
With walls of distortion and a pummeling rhythmic backbone that fluctuates between krautrock..s repetition and free-rock calamity, bassist Zai, guitarist Ma-Chan and drummer Hime have formed an unassuming juggernaut. -- Stephen Christian, Dazed & Confused
I am in love with them. -- Prefuse 73
Nisennenmondai (JP / Experimental Avant-Rock), which means “Year 2000 Problem,'' is an instrumental trio of girls from Tokyo who have been playing together for 15 years.
Visits to Tokyo by Lightning Bolt, Battles, !!!, mogwai and No Age, to name a few, have discovered these three girls and their colossal sound.
Prefuse 73 said in an interview with Dazed & Confused, John Stanier from Battles had told me they were sick. . . They started to play and the drummer was as big as my hand. She started to play 16th notes on her hi-hat for about 15 minutes. Next thing you know, these three tiny diminutive women were making us look like idiots because they were so incredible.
They play raw and repetitive post- punk instrumentals that are simultaneously wild and groovy with a no-wave/disco vibe.
Oscillating between dance, repetitive, primal, tripping compositions, in 2 fingers of sludges surges, discoïdes, indeed tech / jungle at times, this " debute release " is a journey of 35 minutes in the clammy parts of the country and the trances of a jungle where the humanity would have only wanted to remain there to do things without delicacy on tree trunks in an eternal communion.
La Jungle is alternative-kraut-noise-trance-rock from Mons (be / pulsion duo)