It's an oversized board, don't miss it. The analog record that was delayed in release has finally arrived! From
, which has extremely strong personalities such as C418, CFCF, and Bruce Smear (Beach Fossils) familiar from the "Minecraft" soundtrack, OPN aka Daniel Lopatin's ally Joel Ford, Kevin Morby, The War On Drugs, etc. The debut work of yes / and, a folk duo started by two famous guitarists / studio musicians Meg Duffy in the US indie area who are also participating in works such as Amber Arcades, has arrived. Last year's highest peak indie / ambient folk album created in the shadow of a pandemic! The vast natural beauty of Western Americana and the addictive nostalgia of the early New Age revival to the heyday of drones blend together in an intimate and optimistic view of the universe, a gem of a soundscape.The charged partnership of versatile guitarist Meg Duffy (aka Hand Habits) and producer Joel Ford (Oneohtrix Point Never, Jacques Greene, North Americans) took shape during pandemic-shadowed studio sessions in Los Angeles, gradually congealing into a poetic sonic language compellingly distinct from their respective discographies. As the moniker alludes to, ‘yes and’ embraces an elusive, curious forward momentum, spiraling but subdued, between divination and dissipation. Despite the album’s experimental nature, its 10 tracks feel distinctly intimate and emotive, imbued with a strange optimism, both open-ended and opaque. The song titles reflect a similar duality, alternately blunt and oblique (“Learning About Who You Are,” “In My Heaven All Faucets Are Fountains”). Their musical instincts are oddly complementary, with Duffy’s tactile fingerpicking and string caresses framed by Ford’s spatial textures and compositional patience, conjuring an elevated theater of rare air and veiled escape. It’s a suite born of friendship and depths, as tangled as it is translucent, somehow barely there yet far beyond the sum of its parts.