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ECHOES OF YUL - The Healing Sessions

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Zoharum ZOHAR 143-2
Release Year: 2017
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €12.00

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"During the recording sessions for his most recent regular album "The Healing", Michał Śliwa aka Echoes of Yul recorded much more material than appeared on the album. Some of these unpublished recordings appeared on the "The Healing Session" cassette issued in the strict limit of 50 copies. The material was quickly distributed among the collectors and practically until now was unavailable in the physical form. Since the music is as interesting as on the regular album "The Healing", it could not be forgotten. Today, in a slightly refreshed version, with minor changes, it is rereleased, this time on a CD.

The album is released in a 3-panel ecopak in a strictly limited edition of 300 copies. The material is produced by Michał Śliwa. The mastering of the recordings is refreshed by Łukasz Miernik. The cover is designed by Maciej Mehring and Michał Śliwa. The whole production process is overseen by Michał Porwet." [label info]

"Genre/Influences: Ambient, experimental, industrial, cinematographic.

Background/Info: Echoes Of Yul is a Polish solo-project, which released 3 albums thus far. The healing Sessions moves back to their previous work The Healing, which was originally released on cassette format. This CD format is an opportunity to discover multiple cuts from this original release plus some extras.

Content: Echoes Of Yul mixes different influences with each other. It sounds pretty experimental, but the industrial elements and other ambient atmospheres make the sound more accessible. The experimental approach can be heard in the transformed (sampled) vocals and global sound manipulations. Guitar parts can be heard as well, which are sometimes moving into an apocalyptic sensation. Other cuts are into a cinematographic approach getting the album pretty diversified.

+ + + : This project seems to exorcise an impressive canvas of sonic ideas. I like the bombastic passages leading into apocalyptic music while next moving into ambient and cinematographic parts. The work is rather relaxing at one moment and dark and somewhat freaky at the next moment. The live drums played by a guest drummer on two cuts are once again accentuating the versatile character of the work, but in the end it all remains pretty heterogeneous.

: Echoes Of Yul clearly doesnt sound as the most accessible work, but it will be for sure a discovery for experimental lovers.

Conclusion: This album is an experiment and the imaginary meeting between Godflesh and Swans working on a soundtrack." [Side-Line]