Tuesday 8 May 2018
Yagow - Yagow (2017)
The debut album from this German band.
Yagow is a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, percussion, guitars, drones and vocals.
This band is a new star on the German space/psych/krautrock heaven. They released their debut album through Bandcamp and LP last year. No CD release in other words and I guess that is the future of the music business. CDs are dead. And that is fair enough.
Yagow is everything above. Krautrock, psych and space rock. But if I have to be more specific, I would label them as a psych rock band.
Their sound is really dirty. But not as in bad sound. It has been made dirty by intent. And that is a good thing. Psych rock of this kind need a dirty sound.
There is also a lot of space rock and some Indian music influences in their music. Raga rock in other words.
The vocals is also really dirty and works as an instrument. A distorted instrument. A fate also shared with the guitars which is mostly distorted and dirty.
Despite of this, the songs on this forty minutes long album are pretty melodic and intelligent. There is a lot to be enjoyed on this album. The quality is really good and there is a groove here which makes this album an enjoyable listening. Check it out.