There is an editing quality for Rufus do SolMusic.
The Australian trio produces music that feels like you’re gazing at the cotton candy sunset on the horizon while tears shed. The emotional fallout is what the trio hope to achieve during their live performances during III Points and a DJ group In Club Space next week.
Something in the water in the ground below. Australian imports such as taming the impala We learned that music can flow slowly through the speakers, while the music turns fantastical with the electro-pop duo. sun empire.
Rüfüs Du Sol flows from the same context, blurring the genre’s homogeneity with strong language and deep rhythm. Over the past decade, the group has combined electronics and live components via the resounding sounds and guitar jacks of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George’s tuning and key patterns, and James Hunt’s soul-struck rhythm.
“When we started the band, we wanted to live in two worlds: making electronic music and playing it live with drums and guitars,” says George. the new era.
You might think this hybrid method wouldn’t appeal to both avid guitar pickers and guitar-playing folk – but the dual quality produces a refreshing taste. Add to the new live production and fourth album released days before III Points, the Grammy-nominated trio has something for everyone.
“We love the intimate atmosphere, and when we play in front of a large crowd it is a completely different experience,” says George. “I’m so glad we did it in Miami.”
The trio was transported from their home in Los Angeles to the desert landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park To produce the 11-track album Give up, scheduled for release on October 21 via Rose Street Reproduction / Warner Records.
The arid landscape created a harmony that restored and strengthened the friendship between the group.
George explains, “COVID is clearly a devastating event for the entire world. For us it was somewhat necessary for the band to take the next step.” “It gave us time we didn’t have before to connect and reconnect as friends — before we really got to the studio. We started the process of reconnecting.”
The reconnection was felt on the album’s first single, “Alive.” Subtle tuning patterns are pervasive throughout, and Lyndqvist begins the five-minute path with a heartbreaking confession: “There’s a pain in my chest that I can’t describe / It takes me down / And it leaves me there.” It all sounds ethereal until Lindqvist’s critically acclaimed voice, and energy is created through emotions alone. “At least I’m alive/Believe me, believe me.” Then the intoxicating drum pattern begins with the familiar physical and emotional dance.
“We set up a structure, took more care of ourselves, and tried to repair a friendship that took its toll on ten years of wandering and recklessness,” Jones explains. “It was a healing moment for us, and the album showcases that. There’s a frustrating part of the record – this dark moment. The themes are depression and recklessness, but at least we have the band, and it’s starting to turn into a healing.”
George says Give up It is a progression album – both vocally and figuratively.
“We started turning to children’s choirs and entering this innocence into the record and trying to get a light at the end of the tunnel,” he says. “We wanted to have fun in the studio, and we did.”
The album’s final track “Always” ends with progressive house tunes suitable for peak club hours. Cheerful chants sing through the sky, Hunt’s steady drum patterns rise and ring, tension builds. The synths’ almost sing-like sounds and Lindqvist’s vocals carry the track home after the fall.
Samples and guest appearances are pivotal Give up.
“We have Curtis Harding On one of the tracks, giving this big spirit, the gospel feel of home,” George notes.
And the trio has already brought the Los Angeles Children’s Choir together for the album’s title song and for “Make It Happen.”
“Using their voices, we tend to immerse ourselves in different moods,” George explains. “It was something new to us, something new.”
But now that the album is over, the Grammy-nominated trio are ready to show it off — with some jitters.
“I felt physically stressed out for the first time in years,” admits George. “I think being very used to playing in front of the crowd. We got over that and thought it was easy to play in front of big crowds. It’s a good challenge. It definitely makes you feel alive.”
At the group’s III Points performance, you’re bound to dance to your heart’s content – Rüfüs Du Sol certainly has enough instruments and drums to keep the party going.
“We ourselves are members of the audience,” says George. “We like to make a bunch of memories about what we loved about other people’s shows and try to figure out how to advance that idea and make the perfect live experience for people – whether it’s crying, dancing or running away.”
Third points. Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23 at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd Street, Miami; 305-573-0371; manawynwood.com. Tickets cost from $249 to $449 via iiipoints.com.
Rufus do Sol. With Keinemusik, Layla Benitez and Thunderpony. 10 p.m. on Sunday, October 24 at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 6456-357-786; clubspace.com. Tickets cost from $24 to $97 via eventbrite.com.