Pushing forward through the double digits, Korindie returns this week with Visuals, a new collaborative exploration amongst Ali Safavi (Mountains, Colours, Classy Wallet, Yuppie Killer), Ethan Waddell (Table People, New Blue Death), and Jonathan Jacobson (Tierpark, Nice Legs) into complicated time signatures and advanced pedalry.
I’m going to be honest. I don’t know what makes them “math,” and I don’t really care. All I know is that Ali has the most angular moves out of anyone in Seoul. I mean look at this.
Dude is mad nuts all over the place. That’s math right? Angles? Random distributions? Least common denominators? Yeah, it’s all of that mathimess.
I’m glad I’ve finally found a way to put my undergrad degree to use. Mom, I hope your son has done you proud.
By post number 11, you’ve learned not to come here for a music review.* That’s what the rest of the internet is for. No, today I’d like to talk about the band themselves. No, I’m not going to make fun of all the bands that Ali is in again (107 this week and counting!)… aside from this statement. Look, it’s low hanging fruit, Ali. The lowest of hanging fruit.
I’ve seen Visuals three times now. Photos here are from all three shows. The best thing about them is that the band really feels like a collaboration where all three members are well in their element. Ali basswalks all over the stage, Ethan has a million pedals to loop through, and Jon can rip through the fanciest of beats. Don’t get me wrong, this is not to box each member into a specific role (although Ali could use some of that at times…okay, last one) but for a band with only 4-5 shows under their belt, they got their own shit and each other’s shit handled.
Oh yeah, and Ali screams a lot. That’s my favourite part actually. It kinda goes like “AAAAAAAAAAAAAH,” but more gutteral?
The worst thing, for balance, would be that they don’t have enough material yet. Come on boys, write some more shit. You’ve done like 5 shows, you should have an LP or two by now. Get on it.
Seriously dudes. Don’t give me that look.
Whatever. Look, to tide us all over, here’s a new video from their latest show.
Visuals doesn’t have a Facebook page (yet), but they do 1-2 shows a month around Seoul. Get a hold of me or keep your ear to the Facebook-stone for more info. I’ll update this section if something comes up.
*Unless this is your first time here, in which case, I am very very sorry. So, so very sorry. My condolences.