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JUNG PEOPLE

Post Rock/Math rock • Canada


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JUNG PEOPLE is an instrumental rock/metal act based out of Calgary, Canada. Consisting of two members (who both attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California), Octobuss (8-string guitar, FX, synth, etc.) and Giordano W. Bassi (drums, samples, keys, etc.), JUNG PEOPLE formed in late 2010 after the breakup of the pair of members' various musical acts, including progressive-metal band OCTILLIAN. The band name JUNG PEOPLE is an homage to Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology Carl Jung, who stressed free-thinking, human rights and individualism. His influence is clear in the sound of their musical pieces, as is the influence of author Kurt Vonnegut, whose ideals included similar ideas as those of Jung.

The spirit of JUNG PEOPLE is to create music that is equally and powerfully influenced by art, emotion, and all things truly meaningful. JUNG PEOPLE succeed greatly with this train of musical thought, and manage to create thoughtful, beautiful, moody pieces full of transcendental energy and emotion. Their sound often shifts from introspectively soft, to heavy and intensely rhythmic, creating grooves as well as melody throughout.


Genre influences include that of post-rock, metal, punk, classic prog, indie, folk and electronica.


Fans of MOGWAI, KING CRIMSON, OCEANSIZE, JOHN ZORN, PINK FLOYD, BATTLES, SIGUR ROS, GODSPEED YOU!BLACK EMPEROR, THE MARS VOLTA and RUSSIAN CIRCLES, etc. are highly recommended to check out JUNG PEOPLE.

JUNG PEOPLE currently have one EP and one album out.

Bio by Jordan Bolen (The Monodrome).

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4.00 | 2 ratings
Too Late To Die Young
2011
1.00 | 1 ratings
Tenterhooks
2011

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3.00 | 2 ratings
Galápagos EP
2010

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 Tenterhooks by JUNG PEOPLE album cover Studio Album, 2011
1.00 | 1 ratings

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Tenterhooks
Jung People Post Rock/Math rock

Review by memowakeman
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— First review of this album —
1 stars Jung People are a Canadian duo who has been creating music since 3 years ago, their sound tends to the post-rock side, and nowadays they have released a couple of full-length albums and an EP. The one I will review is their latest album, entitled "Tenterhooks" which consists of five songs, making a total time of 32 minutes or pretty nice music.

The first track is "Keep Calm/Carry On" which has a soft sound but fast at the same time, one can be walking or running and enjoying the music at the same time, though to be terribly honest, there are moments where it bores me a little bit, fortunately, when I thought I would skip the track, the music became heavier and more interesting. "Coloureaters" starts calm with keyboards, then drums (or programming) appears and some other sounds are joining little by little, this time the mood is relaxing, but then in my humble opinion, the song is ruined by the vocals due to the use of a vocoder, which not always is favorable, here it is not.

"Orient b." is the shortest track here, it has piano on it bringing repetitive notes for the first minute, later other instruments join and the tracks begins to build up a structure, the mood is in the softest side of post rock, even it could be named n ambient track. "To Leave a Home" is a touchy track, it starts again with piano, putting beautiful nuances, it progresses and little by little new elements appear, however, I don't really find the climax here, so in my opinion it does not have a goal.

The final track is surely the best, "Our Enemies are Dead; O' Wilderness Pullulate" with 11 minutes of nice music. The song progresses, while it starts slow, later it becomes faster and more emotional, the energy can be easily perceived, it is evident after the third minute they wanted to explode and offer something heavier, which is good. However, I was not really caught, their music never made me say wow or "man, this is something", no, I could simply listen to them as one of the bunch, sadly.

The album in my opinion is not really bad, but not good, it lacks of structure, of a goal, the songs overall lead to nowhere, so despite my ears listened to them, I don't remember their passages, so it is completely forgettable. My final grade will be one star. However, I am sure there will be people who like it.

Enjoy it!

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 Galápagos EP by JUNG PEOPLE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2010
3.00 | 2 ratings

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Galápagos EP
Jung People Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Galápagos' - Jung People (6/10)

With Jung People having since expanded this EP into a full-length debut, 'Galápagos' seems a little obsolete in hindsight. 'Too Late To Die Young' was a very good post-rock record, and most definitely put this band on the radar for me. This EP was released a few months before the record, and seeing as all of the tracks would later be reprised on the debut, this is more of a sampler now than anything else. In any case, 'Galápagos' is a quite good release from this band, and would be a nice sign of good things to come.

Jung People's sound is quite aggressive for post-rock, and a great thing about the band is that they produce their music 'live off the floor', meaning that what you're hearing is a real performance, rather than something meticulously triggered and refined. Three of the songs from the debut are here. 'Jaws' was one of the more memorable tracks, and has a melodic riff that helps balance out the near-punkish sound they make here. 'This Is Indian Land' is a longer piece, but just as heavy, although the noisy vibe of it can be a bit much. The final track and title piece of the EP begins with an annoying loop of dialogue about sharks, then closes off the record with a comparatively mellow feeling. 'Jaws' is the only song here that is really excellent, but the others have enough substance to them to be worth a listen.

'Galápagos' is a short but representative slice of what Jung People are all about; organic and heavy song-based post-rock. I would tend to recommend the full-length any day over this, but for someone who does not have the patience to blindly go into a full-length, this EP might come in handy.

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 Too Late To Die Young by JUNG PEOPLE album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Too Late To Die Young
Jung People Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Conor Fynes
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4 stars 'Too Late To Die Young' - Jung People (7/10)

With only an EP to come a few months before this debut, Jung People are a fairly new band on the radar. A two man collaboration, they opt to play an energetic, song-based form of post-rock, a formula not quite unlike Mogwai's latest record. I have heard often about this group over the past few months, and eventually brought it upon myself to check out the music of this Calgary-based act. 'Too Late To Die Young' is a very lively first full0length for this group, and while it is wrought with imperfection, the organic quality and vitality to the music makes Jung People a band to look out for in the future.

Possibly the most noteworthy thing about 'Too Late To Die Young' and Jung People's music is the production. While the way music is recorded is not necessarily an integral part to the quality of music, Jung People performs all of their music 'live off the floor', and the result is music with a very organic sound. All too often, I have seen my enjoyment of an album hurt sometimes greatly by a cold and mechanical studio job, but Jung People's music has a very live feel to it, and while this does has its fair share of setbacks to it, I think it works very well for their sound. The band plays a fairly heavy brand of post-rock, often breaking into very aggressive strumming patterns. There is certainly a fanciful portion of atmospherics and mellow stuff for listeners to dig into here as well. While Jung People's more distinct sound comes from the sheer aggression of the heavy parts, the live production can make them sound a little too noisy and distorted, which tends to take away from the musicality. A clear sound is accomplished with the less demanding mellow sections however, which range from downright minimalism to rich soundscapes. The album's closer 'Your Personality Will Prevail' is an exception to the ambiance-or-brittle-post-rock rule though, passing itself as what I interpret as a take on instrumental indie folk. In any case, it is good stuff.

Also included is a fairly noisy yet appropriate cover of the King Crimson instrumental 'Red', which does feel awkward trailing a very nice closing track, but gives a helpful insight into where the band is being influenced from. Jung People's 'Too Late To Die Young' shows a load of potential, and I would even go as far as to say that the band has an original take on the post-rock sound. While the obvious flaws and a sometimes simplistic sense of composition holds me back from calling the debut amazing, Jung People have caught my attention.

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4.00 | 2 ratings

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Too Late To Die Young
Jung People Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Slaughternalia

4 stars After listening to their free EP, I went straight to their bandcamp to purchase their full length debut. It's rocked out and song oriented, but still very clearly post-rock material. The album switches between sections of dissonance and spoken-word monologues to agressive instrumentals not unlike those of bands like Adebisi Shank or Fang Island. My only minor criticism toward the album is the too-lengthy sections of manic, distorted playing. A little bit of this is alright, but it can get on ones nerves after a while. Overall, however, the album ties together extremely well and I recommend it to anyone who's into bands like Don Caballero, Battles, or Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

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3.00 | 2 ratings

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Galápagos EP
Jung People Post Rock/Math rock

Review by colorofmoney91
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3 stars I normally don't like any music of the post-rock sort and usually distance myself from the genre, but a free EP is always worth the time for listening.

This turned out to be pretty good! This mostly is post-rock with a more aggressive feel. The quick and steady beat of the first track was nice for a change, which is something that I've noticed usually absent in post-rock (usually opting for slow drudgy beats), and the second track features some interesting guitar lines among some uniquely distorted guitars that remind me of Pelican, but with more effects. The title track features more of the swift percussion that was present in the first track, and it's still refreshing. Some fun and melodic guitar work soon takes over that makes me think more of math rock than post rock, which is something that I prefer strongly.

Overall, for post-rock, this is much more aggressive and definitely more interesting. I didn't expect much, but I'm definitely glad I took the time to check out this promising band. It's a free EP, so give it a listen and you might like what you hear.

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