Premier album "Named after the dog" prévu pour octobre 2021

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duo n.m. 1 intermédiaire entre le soliste et le trio, désigne un ensemble, une œuvre musicale pour deux musiciens. 2 fam. Couple ; deux personnes. Ils font un curieux duo.

Sofiène Yahiaoui équipé de sa guitare baritone modifiée remplit le spectre à coups de riffs avec un talent fou pendant que Benjamin Galindo à la batterie, dans un groove puissant et maitrisé, assoit des chansons sur lesquelles viennent se poser des chants rageurs, profonds et mélodiques.

En l'espace de 3 mois, ils composent 12 titres et enregistrent un album et se retrouvent propulsés en novembre 2019, en première partie d’Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine pour leurs tout premiers concerts. Tapis non loin de Queen of The Stone Age ou Kuyss, ils mordent furieusement la scène avec un son et une intensité proche du duo anglais Royal Blood.

Ajinai, formed in Beijing in 2009 and comprised of members culled from across China, is dedicated to bringing traditional Mongolian music into the 21st Century.

The band’s roots are planted firmly in the Mongolian grasslands, but their youth and experience lends a unique and contemporary twist to the traditional music. The group’s music is fueled by two important Mongolian elements: the morin khuur, or horse-head fiddle, a symbol of the Mongolian people, and khoomei, also known as throat-singing, which features the simultaneous sound of several pitches emanating from one voice.

Both khoomei and the morin khuur developed out of a desire to mimic the sounds of nature. Thus does Ajinai’s music transport listeners to the wide-open plains of the grasslands, and to a time long before the electric guitar. But the band members’ experience in the rock scene of China’s bustling capital, Beijing, lends a modern element to the music ; the rhythm is propelled by equal parts horse-charging and rock and roll’s four-on-the-floor ; the melodies punctuated by the fiddle’s mournful bowing and the power chords of the electric guitar.

Finding common ground between the traditions of the ancient past and the sounds of contemporary music produces a something at once ancient and modern ; timeless yet forward-looking. It is a sound that has seen the band rise through the ranks of China’s music scene, performing at major venues, events and festivals across the country, as well as to opportunities across Asia, Europe and North America.

In their short history Ajinai had criss-crossed Asia and Europe. In 2014, the band released its second full-length album ‘Synthesis’ and in its wake will tour across China and internationally.


Sofiene Yahiaoui: Guitares, chant
Benjamin Galindo : Batterie, chant

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