Album Review Yeule - Glitch Princess

It’s so meticulously constructed and so raw across each fragment of existence yeule lays out that its most perplexing moments become its most moving.

Yeule - Glitch Princess

‘What makes you uncomfortable?’, yeule asks in ‘Flowers Are Dead’, and it feels as if the whole of second outing ‘Glitch Princess’ is an exploration of these boundaries. They take the record’s questioning to its very core; through electronic soundscapes and weaving, introspective melodies (as well as of course, surreal SFX and 8-bit disruptions), they seem to be interrogating the human - or inhuman - condition. Identity is the key focus, beginning with the voice-noted, carefully enunciated personal delineation of opener ‘My Name Is Nat Çmiel’, a shy, stilted introduction to the multifaceted artistic persona of yeule. Though the opener is perhaps the most obvious, but least explorative, introduction, the rest of ‘Glitch Princess’ thumbs through a filing cabinet of yeule’s guises - from the gentle slacker-pop vibe of ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Your Own Beauty’ (one of the album’s more conventional offerings) to the unsettling layers of ‘Friendly Machine’. There’s nothing about the album that’s easy or comfortable to listen to, but it’s so meticulously constructed and so raw across each fragment of existence yeule lays out that its most perplexing moments become its most moving.

 

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