DakhaBrakha is world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.
The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.
Live Soundtrack for “Earth”: In addition to their own performances, DakhaBrakha also performs their original live soundtrack alongside a screening of the classic 1930 film, “Earth”, by Aleksandr Dovzhenko (considered to be one of the most important films of the Soviet era). Dovzhenko is a master of composition, and the film—with its intense close-ups and the impressive expanses of the landscape—is a passionate tribute to the countryside, to nature, and to the people that work on it.
JJUUJJUU is an astral union, an arcane ritual, and above all, a conversation. Harnessing an unspoken energy, the group has exponentially blossomed from a sonic experiment to a forceful, telepathic dialogue of distinct-but-aligned vibrations. A revolving cast of local and international musicians have all been a part of JJUUJJUU at one point in time. Releasing this dynamic on an expanding spiral of planned and impromptu live shows in the American southwest and BEYOND, the magnetism of the trio (and sometimes duo) only continues to grow, along with its devoted, traveling coterie of entranced acolytes.
Hooked on a feeling and stuck in a beat, "G 4 A G" burns slow and steady with a bit of a freak-power edge that spells mild darkness with drop-out, play-through, basement rumblings. - Impose Magazine
Here's something you're gonna love… - Buddyhead.com
When it comes to suspending your brain somewhere between stoner oblivion and psychedelic bliss, JJUUJJUU has mojo. The trance-y rock is the new venture of singer-guitarist Phil Pirrone and Incan Abraham drummer Andrew Clinco. Over the drummer's thunderous rhythms, Pirrone loops guitar and bass, building an almost primordial swirl of tones. - Kevin Bronson / Buzzbands.la
Phil Pirrone, switching between bass and guitar—actually unplugging one mid-song to subsequently connect the other—JJUUJJUU was outstanding in a very "I'm watching a true artist as he's making art" kind of way. Very personal feeling. How a rising star would perform for his friends at a party. - SHIN-DIG MAGAZINE
'FRST EP' is definitely a mouthwatering 'amuse bouche' for this tasty morsel of heavy psych! Rolling drums and droning guitars ebb and sway, conjuring a peyote-fueled rollercoaster ride thru the blistering Mojave. The here's definitely a mood and vibe ruminating thru these grooves, with echoes of fellow voyagers like Spacemen 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre and even some of the headier moments from the earlier Black Angels oeuvre. These guys are definitely ones to watch - we certainly will be. RECOMMENDED. - Permanent Records Chicago
JJUUJJUU perform auditory magic - The Music The Message
If, this weekend, someone comes up to you and tells you there's no good music anymore, I want you to look them in the face and say "bullshit". Because there's plenty of awesome music to be had – Such is the case with today's band, JJUUJJUU. The psych-drone duo includes Andrew Clinco (Incan Abraham) and Phil Pirrone (Moon Block Party). I'd go on and on about how magnificently they combine ambient drone with dark overshadows, a slow-burning ember in a dimly lit campsite that both oppresses and releases you all at once, but you'd do yourself a favor on this fine day by just streaming "G 4 A G" for yourself. - New Music Michael