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Jung People
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Jung People

from Calgary, AB

Patience is one virtue Jung People possess in spades. The cerebral Calgary post-rockers don’t rush their classically minded compositions, preferring to earn their catharsis through hypnotic melodies, subliminal repetition and slow-building crescendos. They don’t rush out releases either, saving their albums for when they have something to say. It’s been nearly nine years since their last proper album, a conceptual double-LP that took inspiration from Gullinbursti, the golden pig of the Norse god Freyr, and featured contributions from members of Arcade Fire and A Silver Mt. Zion. They haven’t exactly been silent since then, composing a score for experimental feature film Empyrean in 2017 and playing occasional shows in Calgary and overseas, but whatever music they’ve been working on since then has been confined to their collective unconscious. That changes in 2022. Jung People is set to release two albums this year, prepping a more traditional post-rock album and another “complex but hopeful” LP inspired by modern progressive rock. It’s an ambitious plan but one that suits the band to a tee – biding their time, choosing their moment, and leaving their audience in awe.

Biography by Peter Hemminger

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