Listening to Yard One capture the sounds surrounding their existence flies in the face of being typecast and that is the thing I like most about their creative work. It feels like musicians at play with a serious, inquiring intention dancing between various reference points while defining their own. I was never huge on labels for music but the title track is more akin to a journey (trains rather than planes) accompanied by a soundtrack of punctuating notes, drums and vibrant synthesis. Costal Breeze contrasts with big, buzzy stabs alongside sizzling hi-hats and super rugged bass with a remix from Philipp Priebe deconstructing the fiery rush of the original with a deeper pulse driving a refreshing vibrancy across its unhurried arrangement. Finally the uplifting Shifting Sands completes the analogy with rapid drum machines employed to illicit a sense of danger as repeating keys preach their magic.
Release: June 17
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