Friday, October 6, 2017
Yumi Zouma - Willowbank
On this outing the band really don't do anything dramatically different -- nor should they have. They know their sweet spot and they work it to great effect. Their melodic sense is superb. The compositions choose warmth over drama, painting in pastels and wrapped in gauze, but their arrangements manage the tricky feat of being dynamic as well as gentle. The rhythm portions of the track are inventive, interesting, and drive the songs perfectly. The genre is synth pop/electro pop, but many of these songs would slot into a dancefloor mix quite comfortably. If you like synth pop, you really need to explore this album.
Yumi Zouma is Christie Simpson, Sam Perry, Charlie Ryder and Josh Burgess.. Willowbank is out now via Cascine.