Local CD Review: Yung Life

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Yung Life

Youth’s Hours

Yung Life’s debut album, after a number of singles and EPs over the last year, is a 40-minute synth dream. The songs—suites of electronic riffs anchored by both preset beats and live drums—alternate between a haunting chill, club-ready funkiness, and ecstatic rave psychedelia; the best songs, like “Tyler,” capture all three moods into one grand, sweeping sound. The band’s coherent, unifying aesthetic nevertheless comprises a surprising variety of songwriting approaches, from the grinding riff and motorik beat of “Snakes Dungeons” to the pulsing dance-floor retroism of “I Be Scared” and the icy New Wave ballad “Patient Love.”

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Comments » 1

TracderVick writes:

I have seen most of the cuts on the Album performed live in the studio, and listened to all of the songs on the album, many, many times. They still sound great every time. Great talent, to be sure, plus the preset beats have a unique tonality, and seems superbly recorded and mixed as well.

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