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New Yahyel: “Iron”

Electronic outfit Yahyel caught our attention primarily because of the unnerving edge lurking in their music — the way things are bent ever so slightly, or prone for rippling. Yet despite a pretty clear James Blake influence, the group haven’t gone crazy with manipulating their vocals. On previous song, the singing was pretty untouched give or take a few cuts. Not so on latest single “Iron,” which is almost fully a display of electro-tinged singing. The music itself is sparse, giving the floor over to vocals that are far more filtered than usual, and with multiple versions crashing over one another. And it is all in service to a big build up at the end, which makes the pay off worth it. Listen above.