‘Seducted’ is the result and it’s as fully realised and complete a piece of work as one would hope. Recorded in London by Wayne Adams (AKA breakcore legend Ladyscraper), ‘Seducted’ sounds both huge and fragile, heavy and subtle, unhinged yet unmistakably controlled. “We did actually approach the recording session with a 'capture what we sound like live' mentality” says Aron, “but then it dawned on us that we were producing an ACTUAL ALBUM and we could do whatever the fuck we wanted. An amazing feeling.”
Opening with John’s punch-in-the-chest triggered kick drum, ‘Dark Retreat’ is a slow burning tension builder, before ‘Free Gun Show’ kicks off a breakneck punk rock payoff. ‘Doom Soirée’ is a shape-shifting, multi-sectioned exercise in mounting intensity before ‘La Superba’ delivers short sweet power pop with just the good bits left in. ‘Balmoral’s Wake’ is almost a ballad, a perfect example of Aron’s melodic prowess and ‘Relay’ is beautifully deranged brooding disco. And the emotional intensity reserved for the final, epic one-two of ‘Conaninator’ and ‘Gold Merc’ is almost breathtaking.
In ‘Seducted’, Y CVn have crafted an album that taken as a coherent piece is even greater than the sum of it’s already incredibly strong parts. Labels become increasingly irrelevant, genres meaningless. “There’s just a brutal honesty in the process and no bullshit.” Amen.
released December 7, 2014
All songs written and performed by Aron Ward & John Bell 2014
Recorded by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studio
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