Young Magic will be releasing their sophomore full-length record May 6th on Carpark Records, and have released their second single off the record, “Holographic.” “‘Holographic’ opens with waves of harp before locking into a hypnotic groove.
The New York-based duo will celebrate the arrival of Breathing Statues with a special record release show at Sleep No More, the immersive theater experience at the McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan on Thursday, May 8th.
Reigning in the melodic chaos of their previous works, the dystopian beats on Young Magic’s second release Breathing Statues were conceived in a new series of experiments. The sonic pairing between Indonesian vocalist Melati Malay and Australian producer Isaac Emmanuel, the two pieced together the album over the past year while on tour, recording in Morocco, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland and their home studio in New York. As a result, Breathing Statues unfolds in labyrinthine fashion, its surreal lyrics and ghostly harmonies emphasizing the record’s otherworldly intimacy, growing darker as the album progresses from the agile “Fall In” to the lurching chants of “Mythnomer.” The album operates in extremes with the airiness of Malay’s vocals set in sharp contrast with the claustrophobic doom of Emmanuel’s warped percussion.
Breathing Statues Tracklisting
(May 6th, 2014 | Carpark Records)
02. Fall In
04. Something In The Water
09. Waiting For The Ground To Open