Boomkat Product Review:
It’s our pleasure to introduce Chicago’s Lynn label to these pages with Yma’s suitably titled Embrace; a curious collection of confections crossing lines between ambient pop, sound poetry and experimental, contemporary composition in ways comparable to FAY and Teresa Winter records.
On Embrace, Yma’s voice is fragmented in myriad geometries across each song. Sometimes, as with Heart Like Ice, her clipped syllables mirror piano keys in their vaulted harmonics and wilting decays, whereas at other times they recall the diced deconstructions of Pit Er Pat’s Fay Davis-Jeffers, tessellating in rhythmelodic and harmonically textured intricacy, and other times they form a bittersweet, lullaby-like cadence as lovely as it is unsettling.
Quite importantly it all feels fresh and free of cliche, working with a natural simplicity that’s at odds with its filigree synthetic methods. Definitely one to check!