Following the release of their great new album Mount Matsu on Glitterbeat, Dutch post-funk band YĪN YĪN return to Berlin for a special live concert at Gretchen in March.
YĪN YĪN, the highly touted Dutch quartet from Maastricht, returns with a sonically expansive third album Mount Matsu. Recorded collectively in their own studio in the Belgian countryside, the album is a kaleidoscope of sounds and influences, occupying a no man’s land between Khruangbin and Kraftwerk, surf music and Southeast Asian psychedelia, Stax soul and mutant 80s disco, City pop and Japanese instrumental folk (sōkyoku).
Mount Matsu marks a step back from the occasionally more Moroder-esque, rhythm-machine and synth-heavy production style of their second album towards a more organic, 70s live band aesthetic. This is encapsulated in the analogue warmth of their valve amp guitar sounds, vintage synth lines and acoustic percussion timbres, evoking the buzz of being in the rehearsal space with the band. “It was a real adventure trying to capture the new ‘YĪN YĪN’ sound,” notes guitarist Bandt, and that sense of discovery is keenly felt in the compelling music the band created.
Occupying a no man’s land between Khruangbin and Kraftwerk, Stax soul and mutant 80s disco, City pop and Japanese instrumental folk (sōkyoku), Mount Matsu sees YĪN YĪN at their most mature and adventurous stage yet. Infectious pentatonic melodicism calling for multiple rewinds! <
Wednesday, 13th March 2024 | Doors 19:30 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg