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Language of Shapes

Language of Shapes
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™A starfire-powered psychedelic folk rock band from the coast of South Korea.

When an Englishman, a Korean-American, and a couple of Americans spontaneously bought some mandolins and started jamming together on Korean beaches, mountains, and rooftops, Language of Shapes was born… Mandolins like never before, punctuated with a driving bass line, swirling guitars, tribal djembe beats and the occasional flute. Haunting vocals, post-apocalyptic yet hopeful lyrics, and music that’s been musingly compared to Led Zeppelin, Andrew Bird, Jethro Tull, Arcade Fire, and Midlake. But Language of Shapes ultimately eludes labels:

"Clearly one of the best indie bands from South Korea. The band’s music is truly original and unique, featuring a combination of psychedelic rock, folk and post-punk. [Their] songs are dreamy, and have a certain, stunning texture to them." -IndieRockCafe

“We call it delightful, badass, and necessary.”
- Dirty Hippie Radio

“...the band continues to churn ahead, pumping out new sounds, new vibes, and hopefully defining new boundaries of just what it is that mandolin music sounds like."
- Lisa Pollack, Groove Korea Magazine

“LoS create beautiful and mysterious pop and folk within the vast expanse of world music...The world may be ending, but at least we have Language of Shapes to lull us into that good night."
- Jhubner73, music writer.

The International Language: A Conversation With Language of Shapes

Language of Shapes is:
Tristram Burden (the United Kingdom – songwriter, lead vocals, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki),
J.E. Seuk (South Korea/New York City – vocals, mandolin, mandola, flute),
Patrick Mackay - Guitars
Courtland Miles (California – bass), and
Bobby Goldberg (New Jersey – djembe).

Both their albums are available on CD only at Bandcamp,
otherwise available at all fine digital retailers, and have joined up with seminal Hong Kong based DIY record label Metal Postcard Records.


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