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I very much enjoyed Yong Yong's debut cassette (now available on LP on Night School), really trippy and minimal but thoroughly melodic with it. It's a pleasure, then, to have another long-player in the office from them. If anything this is even more minimal than the first tape, broadly evoking a cross between the dubbed-out fever drones of Forest Swords and the surreally broken cut'n'paste halluci ...

LP £13.49 LSSN021

Ltd LP on Night School. Edition of 500 copies.

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9/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 23 January 2014

I very much enjoyed Yong Yong's debut cassette (now available on LP on Night School), really trippy and minimal but thoroughly melodic with it. It's a pleasure, then, to have another long-player in the office from them. If anything this is even more minimal than the first tape, broadly evoking a cross between the dubbed-out fever drones of Forest Swords and the surreally broken cut'n'paste hallucinations of the most recent Vision Fortune LP, served with a side order of Dean Blunt's finest green.

It's an elusive listen, loops purposefully stutter and stumble over clumsy bare-bones drum pads. There are numerous occasions when it sounds like your stereo is broken as melodies flicker in and out disconcertingly, but don't worry, it isn't. While it does have a bit of a bedroom feel, there's also a lot of attention to detail, with a couple of tracks bringing to mind Boards of Canada at their wooziest, or glitch-hop deconstructed by DJ Screw. Trippiness and minimalism are still very much the orders of the day, but this is both more pared back and more ambitious than the debut. Very impressive.




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