Yesterday I threw the spotlight on the Clipping cassette from our recently announced Summer 2012 Batch of cassettes. Today I thought I’d move the attention over to Yola Fatoush. In particular, one song from their ‘Thugs Intro, Dreamland Wakes’ tape called “In The Holiest Place”. Yola Fatoush have a very rare ability to present urban themes through a sort of classical romanticism lens. A sensibility that is what makes Pet Shop Boys so great (or Partnerships, if you a super familiar with bands we released early on at Deathbomb). So while Thomas Kinkade never had the heart to depict the inner city as a Rococo wonderland, we are fortunate to have bands like Yola Fatoush to pull up the slack. While this talent is very distinct on their song “I Hate Him”, the transforms a very contemporary autotune R&B vocal styling into a droned out, throbbing bliss groove, it is “In the Holiest Place” that I wanted to point out. Beginning with key-chimes and vocals that will please any E&E fan, and then quickly dropping a Coyote Clean Up style beat on things, this track really ups that romanticism I love about the band. Plus, their inclusion of themes of the sacred is a nice twist on things. (For more of that, see the album closer “I Like” that sounds like it is a choir piece for performance in ancient cathedrals).
You can pre-order this cassette today as a part of the Deathbomb 2012 Summer batch. It comes with an immediate digital download of all three cassettes!
Art by: pummp