The duo Yodok (Kristoffer Lo and Tomas Järmyr) was formed in Trondheim, Norway in 2009. After a couple of records as a duo and the collaboration with Dirk Serries, a collaboration that continues under the name Yodok III, Kristoffer and Tomas invited Italian bass player Massimo Pupillo (Zu) for an improvised studio session. The three musicians spent two days at Sørgården Studio, not far from Trondheim city, recording music created on the spot and in the moment.
“V” can be considered the 5thYodok album and consists of one long track, created and performed in one take, start to finish. The album takes its time to evolve. The sounds are growing slowly and invite you to listen carefully. The first 10 minutes are a slowly crawling drone, you can feel and hear how it unleashes the energy of all three musicians. After that the track unfolds a jazzy aspect and “V” begins to get more active. All ends in a massive climax, moving between drone, noise and doomy freejazz.
The album got mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (A Swarm Of The Sun) who worked out the tension between the quiet and loud parts in a very gentle way.
“V” comes in CD format, housed in a 4panel digisleeve, reverseboard printed on thick cardboard in a very nice flat design. Limited to 250 copies.