hope all is well + WWPV Present:
Emily Yacina // Yohuna at Muddy Waters
with Amelia Devoid, Ebn ezra
Date: Friday, March 9th
Venue: Muddy Waters [184 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401]
Yacina explores the difficulty of heart ache on her new album, Heart Sky. Written and recorded mostly in Alaska, Yacina used the time she spent there to reflect on a year of growth and love. Yacina has been recording her own music for 8 years, and brings her intimate narratives to life with careful chord progressions and wandering synths.
Johanne Swanson writes intimate synth-pop as a sort of phonetic spelling of her first name, Yohuna. Patientness, the title of her debut album, is an ode to patience: taking things slowly, enduring through difficulty, finding strength within yourself when what's familiar feels so far away. Taking time in a world that wants everything to happen so quickly. It's light and then dark, heavy and then weightless, with Swanson's haunting words and pulsing dimlit beats stringing the stories together, often hanging atop swatches of ambient electronics.
Amelia Devoid is a fearlessly inventive composer combining synthetic and organic sounds to create work that is unexpected, beautiful, and unsettling.