Available: Tour February/March 2019 / Festivals
YODOK III is:
Tomas Järmyr – Sweden (Motorpsycho, ZU, The Maxx, etc.) on drums
Kristoffer Lo – Norway (Highasakite, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Pelbo) on amplified tuba and flugabone
Dirk Serries – Belgium (vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning, Continuum, etc.) on electric guitar.
When putting three fine exponents of modern, forward-thinking and experimental music in the same room, the hope is that something a little special is going to be the result. YODOK III are exactly that, all three recognisable by their contribution and yet forced to go beyond that by the other two. YODOK III is primarily a study in avant-garde, but elements of genres as diverse as jazz, (post-)rock and even classical can be heard playing their part in this mind-bending tapestry.
YODOK III‘s debut LP (vinyl only) was released to worldwide critical acclaim on Tonefloat‘s A New Wave Of Jazz imprint. The follow-up and epic double vinyl THE SKY FLASHES, THE GREAT SEA YEARNS was released in 2015 and is a tour-de-force. Over the course of just three days in the Sunny Side Inc. studio in Brussels, YODOK III performed and recorded a set of four improvised pieces of sheer beauty, power and harmony, bridging genres like post-rock, avant-garde, freejazz and shoegaze into one harmonious glow of pure bliss. Belgium’s Consouling Sounds released their majestic performance at Dokkhuset in Trondheim on CD in 2016.
YODOK III is a live band. Proof are the amazing passages at ROADBURN and DUNK! Festival in 2016.
“An exceptional, invigorating listening experience, suggesting a new means of creating free improv.” – All About Jazz
“The single-track album is called This Earth We Walk Upon, and at 63 minutes that global idea is the kind of scale we’re talking about: there is an encompassing hugeness to the geologic development from near-silence to sweeping tectonics.” – Echoes and Dust
“In the end, yes, perhaps this is best to be compared to Godspeed You Black Emperor, but, even with half the personnel, YODOK III easily manages to deliver something more powerful, more frantic and more explosive. This is simply awesome. Some albums come in like a comet, others like a freight train. ‘This Earth We Walk Upon’ comes in like a gargantuan glacier, leveling everything in its path.” – Merchants of Air
“A bold, hypnotic effort from a rare group.” – Moderate Rock
“Wie selbstverständlich glaubt man beim Hören von YODOK III man hätte es mit einem europäischen Ableger solch großartiger kanadischer Bands wie GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR oder A SILVER MT. ZION mit zusätzlichem Gebläse zu tun.” – musikreviews.de
“[YODOK III] hinterlassen [ein Album], das (auch in den Harmonien) dauernd auf dem Sprung zu sein scheint, den eigenen (fernen) Horizont nicht nur erreichen, sondern möglichst gleich noch hinter sich lassen zu wollen. Killer-Album, eindeutig.” – blackmagazin.de