WHAT YOUR EARS SAY & WHAT THE COVER LOOKS LIKE
WHAT WE SAY
80s cinematic synths meet the Middle Eastern underground as YNV & Lurid Music drop the perfect electro-Arabic soundtrack for Lebanese love triangles, Istanbul shebeens & Eritrean espionage, with Anatolian Weapons rounding it off with an opiated acidic Marrakesh floor filler.
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY
Washington DC-based Lurid Music welcomes Belgian producer YNV for his debut album entitled “Golden Hour Ritual” that showcases his entrancing blend of avant exotica, Middle Eastern mysticism and cabaret electronica.
YNV was born in Brussels in 1979 and moved to California in 2013. He has so far released tracks on Invisible Inc and Emotional Response. Along with his upcoming debut album on Lurid Music, he has a single ready to be released on Neubau. He is a video artist and music curator for the Vague Terrain nights in San Francisco. In his music, as with his videos, he exploits the liminal space between our most disparate emotional states and the tenuous thread that binds our inner world to reality at its face value. Carrying the torch of his Euro roots, you hear the influence of his homeland with some California sunshine and a palm tree thrown in for good measure.
His LP for Lurid Music features nine original tracks of a brooding cinematic nature, transporting you to the sheltering courtyard shade of a desert riad where every movement seems as theatrically measured and eccentrically calculated as anything Tuxedomoon, The Residents or Dead Can Dance ever produced. The LP closes with a slow acid trance remix from Anatolian Weapons.
CreditsWritten, produced and sequenced by Yaniv De Ridder. Synth apparitions by Janina Angel Bath on "Desert Mirage" & "Estuary of Light". Mixed by Laurent Delforge. Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann. Artwork by Yaniv De Ridder.
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Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove