Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Jewel Yen - Hall Full Of Jewelry (USA 2010)
If you downloaded the fifth homemade-lofi-psych sampler SPACE IS STILL THE PLACE (HLFP 05), you already will know JEWEL YEN.
The two long tracks featured here, entitled "Hall Full of Jewelry", are in fact a little bit more new-agey/trancey than the song on HLFP, especially the second track, "B".
Q: Where exactly are you from?
A: New Orleans, LA, USA
Q: How recorded?
A: recorded HFOJ in NOLA with this one-track tape recorder that everybody's rockin nowadays, um, it's a Sony
Q: When recorded?
A: they were both recorded in Mid-July of this year (2010), "A" was on the 15th and "B" was on the 16h ... I think
Q: Who involved? Who played what?
A: it's just me playing some cheapo casio keysboardzzzzzz
Q: Any more releases?
A: got's lots of recordings/potential releases, but this is the very first of my solo work that's being shown to the masses;;;; thinkin 'bout doin some self-releasing pretty soon ... maybe/hopefully
Q: Since when does this project exist?
A: Jewel Yen since March 2010
Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?
A: BD 4 LYFE!, and also my brothers and sisters Merril Lloyd, Inger S, Bud Powell, June Bride and Gyder Xary; also, big shout-outs to my fams Scott Warner (Fiction), Sally Video, the SHE crew, PE #1 Pockets McCoy, Martonomous, Grib Lok Click, Summer Mummy and Faculty/Mothers
Q: How'd you "label" your music? (I know... nobody wants to get labeled... bla bla bla...)
A: Trace-off/Space-off glibbers from the rust of VHS dreams, or, the theme song to the show "My Brother And Me"
A: Ferraro, Clark, Pink, Joe Knight (aka: Rangers, also featured on HLFP), Van Deuren, John Maus, Meringue, Stellar OM Source, Dolphins Into The Future (and yes, I know how much I sound like him), Iasos, Russian Tsarlag/Tsarcasm/Swamp Tease/SHV (CARLOS & ALLEY!!!), and all those early electronic/Krautrock GODZZZ
Q: The last five records you bought/downloaded?
A: Downloading suckkkzzz, don't do it;;;
Q: Website, myspace?
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A: A & B on HFOJ were done live in one take on particularly busy days which lead to quite a few occasions of I just letting the sounds run on for some repetitive times while I would answer phone calls, answer the door, help bring in groceries, tell people not to slam the door shut, etc. ... also, I'm a big fan of feedback and all that, so let I n I know what you think, my email's on my myspace, and like I mentioned be4, I gots a tons more of recordings/releases, so yeah, just let me know... stayed tuned and stay human ...
JEWEL YEN: Hall Full Of Jewelry (USA 2010)
(mp3-zip, 2 tracks, 165,8 MB, 91 min)