7 May 2016

Yumi Zouma - Yoncalla

From RNZ Music
Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma Photo: supplied

In his day job Josh Burgess is Flying Nun's US man-on-the ground, which affords him a rather interesting perspective on his own musical pursuits in synth, dreamwave, slumber pop outfit Yumi Zouma.

“It’s interesting when you start thinking about music as something that is going to be released and listened to,” For Josh, it adds a certain pressure to his music making process, where many other individuals are invested in the creative output of him and his bandmates, he admits that "it does affect how you make music". And even more so when he's spent the last few years working on other artists' releases.

He questions the place of the long-player format, citing that most music listening habits involve single tracks compiled into playlists.  Yet this did not deter Josh and his bandmates  - Charlie Ryder, Sam Perry and new vocalist Christie Simpson - from writing and recording a 10-track long player; which is where Yoncalla, Oregon (pop. 1000) comes into the story.

Yadana Saw and Josh Burgess sit down to discuss the significance of Yoncalla as an album and place of inspiration.

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Music details

Artist: Yumi Zouma
Songs: Hajji Awali, Remember You at All, Yesterday
Composer: Yumi Zouma
Album: Yoncalla
Label: Cascine