Boomkat Product Review:
London's Yola Fatoush creep us out with this beguiling debut fusing elements of dancehall, R&B, house and footwork with mutant pop sorcery. "Simultaneously elusive and earnest, Yola Fatoush's deconstructed electronic art-pop thrives off duo's infatuation with implementing opposing textures and dynamics: loud/quiet, tense/soothing, male/female, major/minor, austerity/chaos, positive/negative, conflicted/resolved - embracing the elements at odds. Up Out Of It is a wildly diverse offering, evoking a feeling of ascent though the tension. The secular gospel and murky dub techno structures that unfold on the opener "Eagle Works" set you up for an album of original zig-zagging pop informed by futurist club sounds…In the deepest part of album's valley lies their Robert Owens cover, "I'm Chained", transforming the club track into something abstracted yet deeply soulful. The pace picks up again with the Balearic leaning "Come Forward" before the energy peaks with the 2-steppin R&B-pop of "Vibrant" and the chaotic rhythms turned nervous circuit funk of "Strix Nebulosa"." RIYL Autre Ne Veut, Salem, Mater Suspiria Vision, Reckno Records.