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Liyou, Lucy / YSKA


Liyou, Lucy / YSKA: A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Notice Recordings)

Narrated by text-to-speech vocalization, Korean-American pianist and composer Lucy Liyou collaborates with Bulgarian-born guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska (YSKA) in an album of languorously floating and understatedly abrasive music complemented by subtle field recordings, two works of curiously philosophical, baffling and observational verse; unique and compelling.

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Label: Notice Recordings
Catalog ID: NTR068
Squidco Product Code: 31236

Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
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Lucy LiYou-piano, composer


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"Lucy LiYou is a Korean-American musician whose music draws on elements such piano, text-to-speech vocalization, and pansori.."

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"YSKA is Bulgaria-born, Australia-based singer/songwriter Ivana Kafedjiyska. Beginning her fascination with music as a young child on a one-stringed acoustic guitar, she has since grown into a master of mood and soundscapes."

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track listing:


1. A Need 16:10


1. A Want 14:29
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Lucy Liyou's music carries with it deeply personal poetry, in a literal and metaphorical sense, conveyed using sound collage, noise, field recordings, and abstracted pop tendencies. When Notice first heard Lucy's music, we were struck by its incredible honesty, vulnerability, and originality. For her first collaboration, A Need/A Want, she is joined by Philadelphia-based guitarist and lyricist Yska.

Bizarre shards of Yska's electric guitar permeate Lucy's deft and supple production techniques as the sounds contained throughout the two pieces produce moments of confusion, bliss, and catharsis. Using text-to-voice and largely unprocessed singing, the duo's lyrics present a refreshing and striking potency: "I've only been there once; and only for a little while; she walked like lavender; swaying, leaning...".

Music this honest and also so carefully crafted is a true treasure, and A Need/A Want is a testament to musicians honing their visions in a very unique way."-Notice Recordings

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