T’IEN LAI| Jakub Ziołek/Łukasz Jędrzejczak/Qba Janicki
T'ien Lai set off as a analog electronic duo (Jakub Ziołek & Łukasz Jędrzejczak) performing their noisy and drony sound collages primarily on old Polish Śnieżka radio sets. This phase was captured on 2013 album Da'at (Monotype Records).
Then the duo started incorporating nonoccidental rhythms into their music which became more sample- and groove-based. This period culminated in 2015 with the release of Rhthm (Monotype Records). Since then the group mutated into a quartet (with Rafał Kołacki of Innercity Ensemble and Mikołaj Zieliński of Alameda Org) and started performing tribalistic industrial techno live shows that blended aggressive electronics and live percussion. T'ien Lai was invited to a Shape Platform in 2016 and performed at various festivals including: CTM (Berlin), Unsound (Cracow), Mutek (Montreal), Luminato (Toronto), Rocolectiv (Bucharest), Phono (Odense) and others.
At the moment T'ien Lai consists of three members (Jędrzejczak, Ziołek, Qba Janicki) and looks for inspiration in modern nonoccidental electronic music scenes (such as batida, gqom, baile funk) co-creating new music style known as "konk".
November 18 | 8.00 PM | MENGI | Reykiavik