Boomkat Product Review
With a plethora of releases on too many labels to mention, Richard Youngs eludes classification. 'Core To The Brave' really strikes home with a tumultuous, unsteady bed of wide basses and churned rhythms for his folk-learned croon. At once frazzled and collected, this is a compelling listen for fans of Yellow Swans, Circle, Astral Social Club and beyond. "'Core To The Brave' hits with a shock and never lets up. Composed of what appears to be blown out bass & spastic drum rhythms, these tracks cascade into shimmering loops of distortion, their weight reaching a critical mass that often feels like it's on the verge of ecstatic collapse. Everything is elevated further in & up by that one and only voice, floating over top like a lush wind come down from the mountains."