Lymbyc Systym

Oct. 10 • MOTR Pub

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Brothers Mike and Jared Bell of Electronic band Lymbyc Systym were physically separated by time zones for three years while recording their third release, Symbolyst. But it’s clear they had synergy despite the distance between Brooklyn, N.Y., and Japan.

Trusting their 20-year music relationship, the pair produced a whimsical set, Symbolyst, a suppressed dream state of beats named for its “symbolist” style of production, which is purposely ambiguous and boundless in interpretation. What else would you expect from a band whose name basically means “the body’s emotional brain”?

In a sense, Symbolyst is a trippy nod to the 19th century Existentialist art and literature movement, funneled through beat machines and synthesizers. The airy, percussive instrumentals feel like falling into a giant teacup, mind-traveling with characters that don’t seem at all relative — two anomalous ones referenced in their bio are “Jackson 5 funk” and “Jung’s theory” — but, overall, the mash up feels perky.

Incidentally, if you want a pre-show peek into what Symbolyst sounds like, Consequence of Sound’s blog has a free promotional stream of the 10-track album, which debuted in mid-September on Western Vinyl. It’s definitely worth checking out before you head over and see them with labelmates Zammuto, who also collaborated with them on a remix of their second single, “Falling Together.”

LYMBYC SYSTYM perform Wednesday, Oct. 10 at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine with Zammuto.

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