Music Is A Mission

To content | To menu | To search

Yppah - You Are Beautiful At All Times

Yppah You Are Beautiful At All Times
best of 2006Yppah - You Are Beautiful At All Times
(CD) Ninja Tune ZEN130, 2006-11-20

Tracklisting :
01. Ending With You
02. I'll Hit The Breaks
03. Again With Subtitles
04. The Subtitles That Count
05. What's The Matter?
06. In Two, The Weakly
07. Almost In That Category
08. Good Like That
09. Cannot See Straight
10. In My Drink
11. Longtime

CD Artwork:

Promo CD artwork :
Yppah You Are Beautiful At All TimesYppah You Are Beautiful At All Times

Press Release :
Unlikely places can sometimes breed unlikely music. Joe Corrales is from Texas, a place synonymous with country and western, slide guitar, classic rock and good ol' boys. Yet his debut as Yppah (pronounced "Yippah") draws on a cultural heritage that took in My Bloody Valentine alongside hip hop and has resulted in a unique sensibility.

Corrales early teen years were spent playing guitar and bass in rock bands, his later ones as a scratch DJ who mixed hip hop and house in club sets, produced weird mashups (Outkast v Ted Nugent anybody?) and was part of a turnttablist group called The Truth.

However, when he sat down to write "You Are Beautiful At All Times" his aim was to combine all these influences and it's an aim he has achieved with some aplomb. Mixing in guitars shoved through massive delays, keyboards and loops sampled from real drums, Corrales has created intricate, multi-layered soundscapes of real beauty, which also have the catchy, insistent hooks of the music of his childhood.

Corrales' music has a certain air of melancholy to it and perhaps the wide open spaces of Texas have influenced the airiness of his tunes, the feeling that you are looking down onto tiny people from high in the sky. Certainly, he manages to make his modesty into something epic.


Stay informed of all things Paris DJs and beyond thanks to our Twitter news

on[hiatus] on[hiatus] ·  12 September 2006, 16:43

you go boy...go way!!

MrZaM MrZaM ·  13 September 2006, 13:06

Hi on[hiatus]!

Nice stuff on your myspace. ;)

Lo-Fi/Hip-Hop/Indie...thats my middle name isnt it?

Keep up the good stuff and send us a note when you have a release out.


MIK MIK ·  23 November 2006, 22:19

Yes Sir DOPE Very Dope

dead air dead air ·  24 January 2007, 02:53

again with the subtitles... coming soon to a fashion show runway near you

i like it, nice dreamy sunday afternoon music...

over n out

You might also like

Brownout - Iron Leg

Premiere : Brownout - Iron Leg (Mickey & The Soul Generation cover)

Austin-based Level One Sound run by our esteemed collegue Adrian Quesada has been the home to many great recordings, from The Funk Ark, Brownout, David Garza, Deer Tick, Natalia Clavier, The Echocentrics, The Electric Peanut Butter Co., Third Root, Money Chicha, etc. - A full fledged...
The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say

The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say (CD/LP, Daptone, 2016)

An instant classic, this fantastic reggae-rocksteady album strives directly for legendary status. It's the first album from The Frightnrs, a Brooklyn band signed on the Daptone label, but it'll also be the last one, alas. Dan Klein, the singer with the magical tone, died from ALS last june. Produced...