Yura Yura is a new discovery among the ambitious and promising acts operating in the field of Rhythm’n’Noise, now releasing its proper debut on HANDS.
Having made itself a name for a live act that includes a spectacular dance performance -featuring the dancer-choreographer Macha Mélanie, the CD is essentially the sound of Frenchman Grégory Yura: Gripping, bouncy Rhythmic Industrial with abrasive atmospheres, a massive package of 15 tracks and over 70 intense minutes.
“Yura Yura” name is actually a Japanese onomatopoeia meaning “swaying vibration”, swaying from side to side, swaying, swinging, meandering like smoke, shaking, waving. Not every track may qualify as a DJ weapon, but some surely do: “Holokine” or “Wolf” feature uptempo beats with the right punch to get the crowds moving, while others explore a more experimental approach, like the gritty fantasy of “Shize” or the closing title “Moon” with its 80s style Electro beat. What is remarkable about this album is, that while the ingredients are classic Industrial – noise, distortion, samples, dark atmospheres, the result is strangely uplifting.