Yngel (DK)

Yngel sent out their self-titled debut last year with highly original material moving along the borders of application of the guitar in composition and improvisation. Through analogue alterings of the instrument like preparation and other alternative styles of playing, this duo pushes the crisp sound of their guitars to extremes without ever letting their compositions collapse. Sometimes untamable, straying, and on the verge of brute, at other times deeply pensive, fragile, and melancholic, Yngel’s spontaneous lo-fi improvisations bear references to punk and jazz traditions, but their instrumental musings also hold unique stories reminiscent of Richard Dawson-esque narratives only without words and rounded by the duo’s distinctive sound.