YĪN YĪN

Psychedelic
© Jonas Löllmann
© Jonas Löllmann

YĪN YĪN’s album was recorded on Alpaca Mountain - with such a sonorous name you’d think it was in the Peruvian Andes. Yet the debut was not recorded in South America, but near a camel farm in the Dutch province of Limburg. Kees Berkers and Yves Lennertz come from nearby Maastricht, where they were well-known in the underground scene for their experimental approach. YĪN YĪN now reflects the sparkling essence of their largely 60s- and 70s- influenced musical taste: Asian psych-pop meets disco beats, tropicália snuggles up with jagged funk, all embraced by electronic elements. When performing live, the duo grows into a quintet that may even surpass similar bands such as Khruangbin when it comes to danceability.