As TENGGER (Mongolian for “unlimited expanse of sky”), itta and Marqido and their seven-year-old son RAAI craft synthy new age meditations indebted to the earth around them. Last year, the South Korean-Japanese band emerged with a new album Spiritual 2, which we premiered here, and this year, they're already set to follow it up with Nomad. The entire album is due out this summer via Beyond Beyond is Beyond, but today, they're offering the opening track, "Achime," a five-minute stunner that finds them refracting the sun-dappled transience of a fresh dawn. In an email to The FADER, the band further explained their intention behind the song:
"It's about water's travel and also our inner travel. 'Achime' means 'morning' in Korean. We took the video at 'Iya' valley, in Tokushima, Japan. Iya (祖谷) means 'ancient valley' in Japanese. We traveled to follow the headwaters there. Where are we from? And where we should go? The video starts at the huge river and then shows a small stream, a waterfall, and finally one by one droplets from the moss in the mountain. The lyrics '다시 없을 이 아침을 맞이하는 마음가짐' translate to something like this: 'This morning will never come back. So we have to be present and have a clear mind for this moment and nature.' We always feel like nomads. We are compelled to share what nature reveals to us along the way by way of our music and artwork. We try to musically flashback to those revelations with the sounds we make."
Watch the video for "Achime" below. Nomad is out June 12th via Beyond Beyond is Beyond.