Yamantaka // Sonic Titan debut album “Yt//St” was one of those albums that quietly came out in late 2011.
Made it at #48 for the “Best of 2011 Canadian Albums“.
As a rising band of 2012 they are starting to somewhat make a big impact thanks in part to Pitchfork.
Their debut album is already making waves on the blogosphere and even their live shows are creating buzz, I was lucky enough to happened to see them live back in 2010 at Pop Montreal and the experience was indescribable.
With a band name like Yamantaka // Sonic Titan , as you would expect, Yt//Ts is an insanely complex and intense progress rock/noise wave album but with an unique twist to it.
On some of their tracks, for example Hoshi Neko and Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider, they surprisingly sing in Japanese.
Parts of the album sound like they could have been inspired by the Anime movie “Akira” and Japanese bands like X-Japan, Glay (somewhat) and Judy & Mary.
Overall I was blown away with the pure mastery of sound on the album.
Definitely different and not the norm when it comes to the music scene in Canada.
- Oak of Guernica
- Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider
- Hoshi Neko
- A Star Over Pureland
- Crystal Fortress Over the Sea of Trees
I’d give Yt//St a 9.5/10.
I am giving away the Polaris Music Prize Shortlisted album on vinyl.
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One lucky winner will get this lovely LP.
This ends on August 20th.
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