C.Y.M.

Capra

Phantasy Sound

PH93

C.Y.M.

Capra

Phantasy Sound

PH93

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ARTIST
C.Y.M.
TITLE
Capra
LABEL
Phantasy Sound
CAT NO.
PH93
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
  • 22/11/2019 [INITIAL RELEASE]
TERRITORY
Worldwide
GENRE
Indie Dance Nu Disco
FEATURING
C.Y.M.
ASSETS
MISC.
Mirrored Sleeve

TRACK LISTING

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  1. A1. Capra
  2. A2. Far Gone
  3. B1. Super Cannes

SALES NOTES

C.Y.M. is the collaboration between British producer and DJ Mike Greene (otherwise known as Fort Romeau) and LA-based American musician Chris Baio, who releases music as Baio in addition to playing bass in the acclaimed band Vampire Weekend. Their debut, self-titled EP arrives on Phantasy as an elegant pean to the infinite possibilities of kosmische music, driven by a motorik strain of psychedelia. The foundations of a wider project, C.Y.M. speaks not for analogue nostalgia, but a subtle and modern update on imagined futures that are still open to interpretation.

‘Capra’ immediately establishes the duo’s masterful if unsurprising grip on rhythm, a man-machine stomp that persists as the track takes myriad turns, from post-punk guitar licks and processed vocals, through bubbling modular synthesis and culminating in a soaring, cathartic melody.

On ‘Far Gone’ C.Y.M. turn their studio inward for a more brooding and intimate interpretation of their sound, a balearic amalgam of intriguing vocals, feedback soaked riffs and no-wave inspired movement.

The bliss beneath the waves of noise that crash across C.Y.M’s music emerges fully on the driving conclusion, ‘Super-Cannes’. A hypnotic tempo and blistering drums intertwine with whirling organs, and shimmering keys, providing a wistful and warm finale.

Published: 7th October 2019

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