Known for playing keyboards for Moon Duo, Sanae Yamada has now shared the first taste of her new solo project, Vive Le Void.
Inspired by the strange and objective nature of memory and perception, ‘Red Rider is propelled by a glitchy, whirring soundscape, with shades of ’80s electro pioneers Kraftwerk. As Yamada’s luscious, haunting vocals flow effortlessly alongside ethereal swirling vibes and a deeply infectious groove, something truly beguiling is created. You’ll be swept away by ‘Red Rider’s hypnotic synth-filled haze on first listen. Of the track, Yamada explains:
“The lyrics were a way of reckoning with my own memories and also of trying to process my reactions to the human situation… I wanted the voice to have a kind of ghostly quality, to emerge from and recede back into the song, or to pass over it like weather. It’s one of many layers of sound, which are meant to blend together in such a way that on one listen you might hear one thing, and on another listen you might hear something else, so the music seems to change even as it stays the same.”
Vive Le Void, the self-titled album, is due for release 4th May via Sacred Bones.
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