Based in the exploding underground Brooklyn scene with roots in Vermont, Durians are a multi-instrumental outfit that spans an incredible array of sound, time and aesthetic. Out of a gamut that runs from the heaviness of 70s Sabbath and the primordial dub of Lee Perry, to Industrial Rock of Nine Inch Nails and Infected Mushroom, to contemporary electronica masters such as Amon Tobin, Squarepusher and Aphex Twin, Durians forge their own electroacoustic sound that challenges audiences’ musical palettes and conceptions while staying fun, organic and real.
Durians has found a dedicated and extremely eclectic audience throughout the Northeast US and Canada,playing alongside established artists such as Dub Trio, A Tribe Called Red, Deekline, The Egg, London Souls, Consider The Source, Toubab Krewe, Keys ‘N Krates, and Space Jesus. Their live shows are highlighted by innovative use of electronic instruments such as MIDI bass and theremin, hybrid drum triggers and electrified horns, and often include improvisational collaborations with guest live and electronic musicians.
The band draws its name from the durian, a Southeast Asian fruit known as the “the king of fruits” for its overpowering scent (it is banned in many hotels) yet heavenly taste.