Friday, July 25

10E2376: Reblog - Yahweh

This band is not together anymore don't think... but in honor of Glasgow currently holding the Commonwealth Games (kind-of Olympics for former British colonies basically, except Americas) am reposting this from 2010... great wee tune.
Yahweh frontman Lewis Cook creates most recordings himself -but a band of violin, cello and gizmos recreate and reinterpret them live.
<a href="">Make Me Stop by Gerry Loves Records</a>
The track above is from a split 7" single released w/ another Scottish band, Trapped In Kansas. Yes, Scots love American imagery as much as Americans romanticize the Scots. [N.B. scotch is a drink... the Scots are a people -ed.] If any reader can honestly remember the old Dukes Bar in Glasgow (decorated w/ John Wayne posters and USA license plates) I swear I'll send them a puredeadbrilliant hat. Was probably the only place in the UK to serve Rolling Rock at that time.
The music was described as minimal soundscapes, tarnished electronica, or alt-folk. I get into that sort of thing. Laptop-folk doesn't sound so great but probably not far away. Releases on vinyl, like here, are not uncommon between all these little [almost said wee again didn't you -ed.] collectives. Couldn't embed, but another of theirs here; Laps(e).