Parisian psych duo Yeti Lane release their third album, ‘L’Aurore’, via Sonic Cathedral and Clapping Music on March 4.
Four years after the fantastic The Echo Show, the duo Yeti Lane will offer us their third space-time travel of 8 new titles that perfectly balances their love of analogue electronics with huge waves of guitar. This time though, they’ve discarded their suitcase of gear and improvised, building their sound up from scratch, and the result is a record that is rougher, dirtier and darker than its predecessor. It also finds them singing in their native French for the first time; the title, which translates as ‘the dawn’, is almost literal.
One of the main inspirations for the new album was the band’s legendary show at the Shacklewell Arms back in June 2012, where they improvised as Damo Suzuki’s backing band. Not long after this they travelled to Berlin for some similarly freeform (and still unreleased) jam sessions with Brian Jonestown Massacre mainman Anton Newcombe and Primal Scream guitarist ‘Little’ Barrie Cadogan and the duo learned to relax into their new sound. “We’ve always considered each album in response to the previous one, we try to never repeat the same things, the same gimmicks,” explains Charlie Boyer (drums/electronics). “We needed to forget our habits, to clean our minds in order to find new directions. We had a lot of fun improvising, which opened us to new playgrounds.”
As is clear from the first sight of the stunning, acid-bright artwork by Heretic, ‘L’Aurore’ was created with the same new-found freedom. “We wanted to keep the excitement of the moment, with no routine,” says Cédric Benyoucef (singing/guitar).
“Everything was recorded as we were playing, just the two of us in the same room. We chose takes in which we felt something was happening, rather than the ones in which we were playing perfectly; we kept the mistakes.” On ‘Exquis’ and ‘Ne Dis Rien’ you can hear the ideas forming and shape-shifting; elemental titles such as ‘Liquide’ and ‘Crystal Sky’ are a giveaway, too. But this is definitely not a self-indulgent record, especially when there are tunes as good as ‘Acide Amer’, ‘Good Word’s Gone’ and the title track. (via Music Box Publishing)
Yeti Lane’s first single, ‘Good Word’s Gone’ sets the tone of the new disc
‘L’Aurore’ will be released on limited-edition clear vinyl, CD and via download and streaming services.
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