The original – and the best?
KROBAK (from Ukrainian “хробак”, i.e “worm”) is an instrumental progressive/post-rock quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Initially founded as a solo project of guitarist Igor Sydorenko (Stoned Jesus, Voida, Arlekin), Their early releases were inspired by the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Yndi Halda and Mono. Encapsulated in “The Diary Of The Missed One” (Cardiowave, 2008) which is Ukraine’s first officially released post-rock album, this era ends around late 2009 when Igor decides to focus on Stoned Jesus.
In 2012, a new lineup emerges with Asya on bass, Natasha on drums and Marko on violin. Second full-length “Little Victories” then comes out in 2013 along with a string of European and Ukrainian dates, including shows with Samsara Blues Experiment, Alcest and Maybeshewill. A wider scope of influences – Swans, The Mars Volta and King Crimson being the pivotal ones – helps the band develop their distinctive brand of instrumental soundscapes further. This autumn will see the release of their new album “Nightbound”, recorded and mixed at Lipky Zvukozapys, Kyiv. KROBAK‘s third full-length album is filled with passion, tension and violins… More violins, please!
Start daydreaming now with KROBAK’s new song