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.

3 points


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