Yugofuturism presents: SINKS (CZ) + wh^rl
sinks are an explosive three-piece. In their expressive music, they coat 90s post-punk influences, anti-capitalist attitude and authentic lyricism in a fuzzy layer of noise. The result is an intense, engaging sonic experience that sometimes nears the borders of listenability.
The self-titled debut LP (2021) is followed by ‘the born into this only to get through this’ album released on November 2023 (both Korobushka Records)
59-year-old Jurgen Veenstra (Avery Plains, Moan, Moonlizards) from Groningen finally makes his debut as a solo artist, using the moniker wh^rl as an outlet for his morose musings in a lo-fi setting. On his self-titled debut, Veenstra delivers 15 songs that – for the untrained listener – fall into the ‘singer-songwriter’ idiom, but are much broader and deeper, filled with decades of life experience and listening to all kinds of music. Each song inhabits its own lo-fi universe, here and there hinting at indie rock, folk, blues, noise, americana and ambient. Live, he is accompanied by a band that spawns five decades of musicians, giving the right amount of rawness and weirdness to this beautiful batch of songs.
Poster: The modernist and multi-functional Central Post Office in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Designed by architects Zhelyazko Stoikov and Petya Kovacheva and finished in 1977. It’s richly decorated with mosaics, stained glass decorations, ornaments and reliefs by a variety of artists. One of the most memorable features inside the complex is the elegant navigation signage by Veselin Hristov.
Picture: Yugofuturism, made on a perfect day in late May 2023 whilst visiting Spike Bulgarian Music Showcase. Poster was made using MS Paint, in compliance with Yugofuturism doctrine.