• Friday 26 May - 2023
  • 20 years old
  • 180


Oceanen presents: Jambinai (KOR)

The young group Jambinai from Seoul plays new, brutally beautiful innovative post rock on traditional Korean musical instruments,  combined with a drum kit, electric guitar and loop pedals.

The members met in 2009 at the National School of Art in Seoul, and one year after graduation they encountered each other at a mutual friend's concert. After much talking about how they wanted to do something new with traditional Korean music, the idea to start Jambinai was born.

They wanted to start a band where they could combine their skills on instruments like geomungo, piri and haegeum with their interest in rock, hardcore and electronic music.

Several of the members were previously established in the South Korean underground scene.

"Geomungo-metal" aggressiveness, post-rock fantasies with layers upon layer of flutes and stringed instruments.

Sorrowful bamboo flutes are looped into walls of sound under the plucking of the geomungo strings–only to give room to thrashing cymbal and dist guitar attackers.

Bella Union re-released the band's acclaimed album Difference in 2017, and their album Onda was released in June 2019. In November 2022 they released a new EP titled apparition.





The Cultural Center Oceanen is a Q-marked culturally historical building, which is challenging when it comes to accessibility. We do our best to have as many people as possible visit us. When visiting us with mobility aids the best-suited entrance is through the scene. This entrance is accessed via Gathenhielmska trädgården. The entrance is locked, please email us the day before your visit or the latest Friday at 16:00 if you are visiting us during the weekend. We have a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. Please note that flashing lights may occur during concerts and events.

For questions regarding accessibility email Mia Herman at mia@oceanen.com 

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