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Yodok (Norway)

Personnel:

  • Kristoffer Lo (NO) – tuba, flugabone & sound processing.
  • Tomas Järmyr (SE) – Drums.

From Trondheim, Norway, a powerful duo formed by the drummer Tomas Järmyr (ZU, Yodok III, Barchan) and the visionary Tubaist Kristoffer Lo (Robin Hayward’s Microtub, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Yodok III, Highasakite)
Yodok creates a feral but atmospheric display of stridency bordering the fields of long sustained soundscapes where ambient/noise/drone and free improv finds a meeting point.
Under the chtonic and frantic pulse of drums and the vast tones, layers and textures produced by a highly processed tuba and flugabone, this duo can transport the listener to a dissolution into a mighty storm of sound.

Lo and Järmyr meet in 2008 at the well renowned jazz department at the music conservatory in Trondheim, Norway. They started the duo Yodok, released one vinyl (rec. 2009/rel. 2012) and one CD (rec. 2010/rel. 2013). In 2012 the projet became a trio together with belgian guitarist Dirk Serries (vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning) and they renamed the project as YODOK III. After two LP ́s and two Live cassettes with YODOK III, the mexican label and contemporary art platform Substrata, presents a new release from this duo named simply as IIII.

The tubaist Kristoffer Lo was member of the microtonal tuba ensemble of the English composer Robin Hayward while the Drummer Tomas Järmyr plays now in the avant jazz, brutal prog italian band: ZU.


https://yodokdrones.bandcamp.com/


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