Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. Their instrumental music is coloured by Kim’s fiddle-like haegum, Ilwoo Lee’s guitar and piri (a Korean flute made of bamboo) and Eun Youg Sim’s geomungo, a Korean zither. They met studying traditional music at Korea’s National University of Arts, and found they were united by a desire to present such music in a new way, “to communicate with the ordinary person who doesn’t listen to Korean traditional music,” says Lee, the band’s principal writer. This makeover, however, eschews previous Korean modernists, who Lee says have used western classical music or jazz, for a molten fusion of metal, rock and experimental sound. “We’re darker than other Korean traditional bands,” Lee adds, with considerable understatement.
"Josh Anzano’s discography is nothing short of diverse and widespread, ranging from some of his earlier material released alongside La Otracina or Titan – a pair of psychedelic jazz / prog rock acts out of Brooklyn, NY, with whom he played guitar – or as Corinne, Anzano’s niche ‘80s-era freestyle moniker, which he managed to secure a pair of memorable releases on Jacques Renault’s On The Prowl imprint. Anzano has also employed the guitar for productions from the likes of Chaka Khan, LA locals DJ Harvey and Magic Touch – he’s featured prominently on the 2011 Magic Touch release (‘I Can Feel The Heat,’ on 100% Silk) as well as in Harvey’s experimental Locussolus project, which took the unlikely trio of musicians to the steps of Berlin techno institution Berghain & beyond. More recently, Anzano appeared on the third iteration of Throne of Blood’s ‘Moon Rock’ beat-less compilation series in 2015, as well as on the VOW label in 2016 with a 2-track heater more than equipped for late night club play. His solo material is a raw testament to the background that he holds in musically-trained, psychedelic-laced groups of the experimental variety – acid drenched guitars, dizzying percussion & synthy disco chuggers included.”