Our first impression of Yssue‘s music suggested a sound coated in grungy analogue detritus. A cameo for Gil.Barte’s KUMP imprint, ‘Doesn’t mean alive’ was built on a foundation of industrial timbre and aural slime. It seems, however, that he had other ideas.
Further emissions from the Russian producer’s studio have since brought a departure from such austere waters – a record on Belgrade label YES introduced colour and drama to the formula, and the latest effort, his first full release for KUMP, takes this to new bewitching heights. Complete with a video of equally hypnotic proportions, nowhere is this more apparent than the smudged, tribal lurch of ‘Downsampled doesn’t mean dead’.
The Naturalist EP is out September 11th on KUMP | Pre-order here