kyü – Sunny in Splodges

I just picked this up over at Collapse Board, where Jerry likens kyü to Kate Bush and Björk.

“Songs engage with a fierce pop sensibility, all the while throwing in a mesmerising diorama of sounds and musical instruments: fluttering wing-movements and stuttering synth breaks and fluting woodwind and those stunning voices, cajoling and caressing and crying and begging and enticing. The feel is exotic, hinting as pleasures far unobtainable: sometimes solemn, sometimes joyous, always hypnotic. There’s a total relish underpinning the singing which alone lifts this far above and beyond the scary territory of New Age music that some of their peers would fall immediately into.”

To me, it’s more like the dreamy industrial of Einstürzende Neubauten, with the trippy hippy appeal of In The Nursery and Pram. What I mostly love – as my comparisons might suggest – is the percussion. I think album Pixiphony is going to go onto my Christmas list.

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