Ykymr – Spring Fields Become a Hummingbird (2016)

  • Folktronica 
  • Ambient pop 
  • Shoegaze 
  • Alternative
  • Modern classical 
  • Art pop 
  • Mood music
  • Epic 
  • Yacht rock

Comment: Ykymr is an artist from Tokyo, Japan whose 7-track issue sounds like a picture extracted from a sunny day when you have no obligations to go somewhere and do something. Given that this soundscape of 7 compositions is mostly unhurried and relaxed where thoughtful acoustic guitar chords are mingled with exquisite electronic progressions where one could discern majesty and soulful depth. Nervous Club Weekender can be tagged as yacht rock because of being outrightly serene. Snow In the Southerly is another highly unagitated moments where lone piano chords are mixed up with found sounds and barely audible electronic developments. The same could almost be said about Spring Birds though being produced in a more minimalist manner. However, there are some moments where laid-back glimpses are jettisoned for more tumultuous ones. For instance, at Sleepy the artist used to experiment with loud shoegaze-y guitars and pummelling drums, however, providing also an epic account though doing it quite otherwise than his more tranquil ones thereinbefore. In a word, the result is worth remembering to the extent of being one of the best issues in 2016. The issue is a part of the discography of the Italian imprint La bèl.