Yes Wave is a new compilation album released on August 5th, so very right for now that it's a little disconcerting. Summer, no longer feeling resilient faced with the prospect of autumn's stealthily approaching cape. There's a knowing in this album, yet a sense of discovery that suffuses it with optimism.
Brilliantly curated contributions by Melt Yourself Down and Sons of Kesmet are reminiscent of glorious big band sounds, yet they're only composed of a few instruments. Clarinets, sax, tubas...not what you'd expect to be hearing on the dance floor but then why not? Surely we're all flush with digital sounds by now?
Dawes plays a kind of sultan-style, rhythmic and tribal track laced with surprises, while Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang make this Somebody a new fusion of Shangaan and ethno-funk. The distributors have described the compilations hi-nrg-ethno-jazz-kraut-pop, we think this is over complicating it. Have a listen and let us know what you think. The last track Superhuman Happiness with Second Heart is a last nod to the title. Yes Wave looks back at the last New Wave to hit the shore, with late 80s programming and vocal effects.