Boomkat Product Review:
Saccharine chillwave and synth-pop inspired by fantasy computer game soundtracks and classical composition
“yeule is the manifested reflection of Nat Ćmiel. An ongoing project since 2012, yeule’s music is as ethereal as it dynamic, reflective of her nomadic upbringing. Though she grew up and attended school in Singapore for most of her life, her family traveled often, developing emotional connections with places far from home that left her searching, unmoored, putting forth a creation that is in constant metamorphosis.
Obsessed with tinkering and discovery, she began building her own synths. There is a complex, intuitive, and deeply personal nature to her music making. With a launchpad, keyboard and microphone she morphs her original cinematic classical compositions into electronica. More clues to her process can be found in her other mediums. As a practicing visual artist, her paintings emanate her deep connection to the process of mark making, both visually and sonically. Her first full length, Serotonin II, is the fully realized result of this process, resonating with her “mutable self-expression.” She describes this as “the stifling psychological haze turned into perfume.” Beautiful tracks like the introductory “Your Shadow,” carry the listener on a cloud--before pitch and distortion break through the mist. By the time reality (the technology of the moment) pierces beyond the angelic quality - you are met with the peaceful opening notes of “Poison Arrow.” And so it goes, a push and pull, a beautiful flux. Death, rebirth, and most mysteriously, the places in between these two hard realities are explored in depth.”