Following up ‘Drawn With Shadow Pens’ released via Spectrum Spools, Belgian sound artist Yves De Mey returns with ‘Bleak Comfort’, his third solo full-length. All geared towards serving up an intense musical experience, the album deconstructs regular club music recipes to highlight some of its key elements in a transformative way.
An album about absence, malfunction and disorientation, ‘Bleak Comfort’ is equally packed with floor-functional material and left-of-centre electronics. By turn sizzling and spherical, convulsive and atmospheric, Yves De Mey ushers his listener in a hypnotic kaleidoscope of sounds, providing a fascinating picture of his ever dynamic grammar at variable scales and tempos.
Yves De Mey
Dubplates & Mastering
Recorded in Antwerp in 2016 & 2017.
Jean-Marie Appriou,‘Raspberries 3’, 2016. Aluminium, gold leaf, acrylic paint.
35 x 30 x 10 cm.
© Jean-Marie Appriou
© C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels
© Hugard & Vanoverschelde
Studio Hugo Blanzat