Melbourne underground noise makers YLVA will release their new album Meta on November 17 via Pelagic Records
The band have released the second single from the album called Lapse.
Mike Deslandes from the band comments on Lapse ‘It’s a more erratic track from the record that musically surges and slumps in and out the eye of an imminent storm. Lapse is an internal measure of inevitable loss, the limbo whilst waiting for your world to be set alight all the while you know it’s coming.The song came together in the first hour that day at practice room. We all felt it push and pull in the right directions very quickly, it was a certainty for the record. ‘
Drawing influences from a deep well of experience in past outfits, YLVA create patient, dark and mysterious pieces of heavy music punctuated with crushing riffs at extreme volumes.
While the first half of this stunning debut album feels very condensed, driven by painfully low riffs and painfully slow drums, YLVA are thinning out their compositions thorughout the 2nd half of the album… making way for the beauty of dark, empty space. Tracks like the 13-minute opus “The Fall” take their time until they reach the breaking point, the moment of collapse of the previously constructed massive sonic building – a collapse that is imminent from the very beginning of the song, or the construction process, if you want.
There is an unmistakably physical quality to YLVA’s craft. One needs to let the frequencies do their work in order to fully grasp and be shaken by the essence of this band. “There is not a wasted note, beat, tone, noise or vocal line, but there’s also a beautiful level of restraint, both regarding how they write in levels of light and shade, but also in how no one in the band ever seemed to overplay”,
The album was recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, mixed by Mike Deslandes and mastered by Dav Byrne at Iridium Audio.
META rounds crushing intensity with transcendent movement from end to end. In support of the META release in late 2017, YLVA will share their already revered live show through Australia, Europe and the United States.