Ah, yes another name with Yumi involved in it. I noticed everybody really took to Yumi Zouma when I posted about their limited 10″, but you might find it a bit dismaying to know this Yumi is in no way related to the other Yumi. Don’t fret though, because this EP’s pretty good too. Like Yumi Zouma, Yumi And The Weather channels a silken pop ethos that’s quite infectious and almost anybody, whether they’d like to admit it or not, can enjoy. Beach House fans might recognize the melody in “Not Again,” Ruby Taylor’s first single. “All We Can,” the third track on the EP, has a 90s air about it reminiscent of Dido. “Must I Wait,” the second track, is somewhat similar to a Yumi Zouma track with gliding guitar plucks and soft, layered, vocal work with plenty of cushioning in between the two. In addition to those three tracks, each one has a remix. As for the packaging, each sleeve is personally painted by Ruby Taylor so no two are alike! Check outÂ All We Can below and see what you think of it. Cheers!
Yumi And The Weather is the wavy seaside guitar-electronica & rhythmically led pop of Ruby Taylor.
In the autumn of 2012 she self-produced her first released track â€˜Not Againâ€™ at home in Brighton and put it online. Coupled with remixes from Ambassadeurs, Manni Dee & FleshCat, the perking of ears was not late to follow as the tracks were picked up by the likes of 22TRACKS, XLR8R, The Line Of Best and DIY among others. A video for her 2013 follow-up single â€˜Must I Waitâ€™ attracted further intrigue to her idiosyncratic DIY pop.
Comprising of these two singles and a brand new track in the shimmering, bass-heavy â€˜All We Canâ€™, the eponymous debut EP is an impressive introduction to Yumi And The Weatherâ€™s equally catchy and thoughtful sound, bringing together her own brand of lo-fi beach garage with atmospheric synths & richly layered melodies
The EP comes bundled with premium reworks of the track from R&S's Vondelpark and rising producers Earlybird & Kiwi.
released 21 October 2013
All tracks Written, Recorded, Produced, Mixed & Performed by Ruby Taylor @ Yumislavia Studio, Brighton. Mix assisted by Mark Dobson
Track 1& 6, Saxaphone by Will Rathbone, Track 2 & 5, Percussion by Chris Kirkham,
Mastered by Lewis Hopkin @ Star Delta
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