ARTIST: Yeti Lane
RELEASE DATE: 04/03/16
RECORD COMPANY: Clapping Music / Sonic Cathedral.
Parisian based experimental electro psych duo ‘Yeti Lane’ return with their latest eight track opus entitled ‘L’aurore’, released via London based Sonic Cathedral & Clapping Music on March 4th 2016. The band, consisting of Ben – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboards & Analog Synths and Charlie – Drums & Percussions, Analog Keyboards & Synths, Laptop & Loops, have been garnering some serious radio & press attention as of late with with their latest track ‘Acide Amer’ recently receiving airplay via BBC Radio 6 Music’s – Lauren Laverne.
Exquisitely sounding, reverb drenched, jangling guitars (echoing some dystopian spaghetti western soundtrack) announces the arrival of ‘Délicat’, the albums stunning opening piece! Atmospheric synth samples & wailing cinematic style guitars carry the intensely brilliant vocal track throughout this experimental slice of impressive psychedelia. The drum patterns are sparse but effective none the less as we journey through a world of reverberating joy. ‘Good Words Gone’ explodes onto the musical canvass with reckless abandon. This fuzzy, layered monolith floats on wave of shimmering sound with addictive guitars, jittery drum patterns, effected vocals and synth swells to die for. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Track three, ‘Acide Amer’ is a dark swirling synth effected monster that juggernauts along its cinematic psych infused axis with aplomb. The highly addictive vocal lines & wailing guitar breaks keep it all interesting to a point but at times this track can be overbearing. Up next, are the wavy cinematic qualities of ‘Liquide’ and boy are they mesmerising. There’s a lot going on within the inner confines of this dark, crawling, maelstrom of layered sonic waves, but it is stunning! Probably my favourite track on this entire release. ‘L’aurore’ begins with a sampled drum pattern and a repetitive guitar line before we’re introduced to that beautiful vocal intertwined with shimmering synth swell’s & the introduction of a shuffling drum beat. ‘L’Aurore’ swirls & merges with the next piece entitled ‘Crystal Sky’, a full on expressive psych masterpiece! Wailing vocals, swirling reverberating guitars, dark samples & pounding drums lead the charge as this track ploughs a sonic course through the musical landscape. Slow burgeoning distortion heckles the opening guitar lines of ‘Exquis’, the longest track by far on this whole release. Its swirling outer waves pull you in and guide you to its psychedelic core where pounding drums beat a hypnotic, repetitive sequence & screaming guitars prevent you from floating away into obscurity.
The albums closer ‘Ne Dis Rien’ is electronically charged with swathes of layered synth progressions & screaming guitars all leading to that insane, almost robotic sounding, vocal line! This track builds and builds into a towering, awe-inspiring pillar of golden sound.
A true masterpiece of intense proportions and a fitting end to an overall impressive album.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Del Chaney has spent the last three years not only fronting popular Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the Unsigned or Small Independent Label based Shoegaze Dream Pop Post-Punk & Post-Rock genre’s of music from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog – The Primal Music Blog. He is also a contributing writer for The Sound Of Confusion. His other arm – Primal Radio – has gained considerable respect from bands and promoters alike since its conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he is passionate about. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.