April 12, 2024

Inanis Yoake – How Things Seem (Album – Dark Vinyl Records)

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Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Experimental, Chanson, Dark-Wave. 

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Inanis Yoake was set up in London (UK) in 2020 by Simone Skeleton and Risa Hara. “How Things Seem” was released early 2023 and got the assistance of multiple guests like Matt Howden (Sieben), Tony Wakeford (Sol Invictus) ao.

Content: Eleven songs of melancholic grace featuring different vocalists. It sounds eclectic and yet there’s an explicit connection between all songs. From revery and heavenly vocals to powerful passages featuring guitar and electronic arrangements this work has a lot to offer. 

+ + + : I especially like the deep, melancholic, expression running through most of the songs. The different guest artists contributing to this work sound in real symbiosis with the band. I recommend listening to “Nowhere” for the impressive vocals by Roberto Conforti and “Abandonned” for the graceful vocal performance by Vivienne Cure.  Another noticeable song is “Left Behind” featuring magic trumpet playing.

– – – : I can’t say there’s really one song emerging from the tracklist; no ‘hit’s here but simply songs to listen and enjoy.

Conclusion: “How Things Seem” is a deeply artistic and achieved piece of music; a sonic caress to embrace winter evenings.

Best songs: “Abandonned”, “Left Behind”, “Nowhere”.

Rate: 7½. 

Artist: www.facebook.com/inanisyoake.bandcamp

Label: www.darkvinyl.de / www.facebook.com/darkvinylrecords

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