8/10 Mike Staff review, 01 May 2014
Here's an admirably nasty-sounding album from duo Yvette, who mix the whole drums-and-guitar thing with some minimal electronic noise for a wrenchingly visceral explosion of post-punk with guitars that buzz and screech like exposed nerves, relentless repetitive rhythms and blasts of raw electronic noise.
Second track 'Cuts Me In Half', for example, is based around a cold electronic klaxon (or is that just a weird guitar effect?) which honks persistently for the duration. The electronic tampering feels quite natural but also quite aggressive, often reminding me of Dope Body in its antisocial relish, in fact I wonder if they're doing the same thing as that band and running the guitar through a laptop to increase the range and weirdness of their effects.
There's some great shivering, crunching, crumbling tones on here, often overdriven beyond the point of breaking apart so they're just a weird shivering, scraping howl, which is interestingly countered by A Frames-esque automaton delivery on vocals and drums that make it all sound quite strict and rigid and cold despite the nihilistic tone destruction which occurs throughout. It's a pretty decent art-punk racket.
7/10 Rob Gannon Customer review, 5th May 2014
“We will not profit off this record, most people will not hear it, and of those who do, many will not like it.” So reads part of the press release for Yvette’s bruising industrial debut Process. It’s a curiously honest (if self-deprecating statement) from the label, but is it also a solid dose of anti-marketing for an anti-music LP? For the full review see: http://www.sicmagazine.net/7490/yvette-process/
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