Artist: YATES, JACOB
Title: The Hare. The Moon. The Drone.
Label: Optimo Music
|"Optimo Music release the new album from Jacob Yates, The Hare. The Moon. The Drone. Not only is Yates one of the labels all-time favorite artists from Glasgow, but he is one their favorite artists from anywhere. Criminally unknown except to a few who have been long transfixed by his recordings and performances, we hope this release will open a few more ears to his wondrous musical world. The Hare. The Moon. The Drone. is the third album from Jacob Yates. This recording finds the band exploring dark hawthorn hedged lanes, moors, and suburban, new build estates. Theres something more earthy about the songs but the menace and darkness remains. Musically there is a big shift on this album, a field recording of a folk band from a dark, pine-filled glen. The opener, "The Car" sets the scene for the rural side of the album, dank and stone cold. The tracks then shift through the woods, people turn into animals, passing a sunlit glade, you will hear a love song. Cassie Ezeji closes the side sweetly lamenting in Gaelic as the snow falls. The second side is a more urban affair opening with despair in a bedroom in Belgium, youll visit a faith healer and drop in on your lonely mother. Lovatt recounts the story of a karaoke-addicted murderer before you finally go home to the new build just outside of town where the pylons tower over Michael and his sister Rachel. Its a journey you can go on, looking out of the window of the bus, glimpses of lives glide by, cards on seats promise to help you. Ding! Its time to get off." - Optimo Music.|