Genre/Influences: Industrial, tribal, IDM, power-noise.
Background/Info: Three years after the official debut album (cf. “Be Sexual”) French noise terrorist ‘Grégory Yura’ is back on track with a new opus revealing 15 tracks.
Content: The least I can say is that there’s a serious evolution in sound compared to the previous work. Yura Yura progressively moved towards a more sophisticated sounds incorporating elements like tribal and IDM into the writing. The album however takes off with a rather power-noise orientated format, but quickly evolves into spooky atmospheres and tribal influences. Some Arabian samples inject a touch of mystery, but still a frightening sensation that progressively comes down.
But the main evolution is the growing sound intelligence coming through. From transcendental passages to pure IDM arrangements this album has a lot to offer. When you mix all the influences together I sometimes get the impression of hearing a flavor of Monolith supporting this work. The second part of “Rumu Namba” features several impressive compositions where all the elements are literally emerging at the surface. You now get a terrific piece of IDM and next an irresistible industrial-tribal track while the final piece is more into tormented atmospheres joined by sacred chants.
+ + + : The global sound evolution and production both are the main characteristics of this great work. Yura Yura holds on to some of the ‘early’ influences, but moves on exploring new elements. It all together creates a compact and yet diversified album featuring many outstanding tracks. I was totally flabbergasted by this new album, which will for sure increase the recognition of this artist.
– – – : I don’t really have minus points about this work. I maybe can evoke one of two pieces, which are a little less convincing, but globally speaking this is a brilliant piece of music.
Conclusion: Yura Yura left me breathless. I’m not saying that the previous album was worse, but “Rumu Namba” simply sounds perfect and it’s hard to belief we here speak about the same artist. This is a fully accomplished opus revealing great industrial music.
Best songs: “Morder”, “Asil”, “Cavale”, “Alma”, “Antimon”, “Nigra”.