Drawing influences from a deep well of experience in past outfits, YLVA, hailing from Melbourne, Australia’s capital of underground music, create patient, dark and mysterious pieces of heavy music.
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-minutes 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.
The band now premieres the track ‘Lapse’, which is taken from their new release Meta. The band comments: “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.”
Their new album Meta will be released on November 17th through Pelagic Records and is available for pre-order through here.