YOO DOO RIGHT – ” Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose ” Recommended Album Of The Week

Posted: June 8, 2021 in MUSIC

Inspired by the pounding rhythmic improvisations found in krautrock, experimental trio Yoo Doo Right wed noisy, melodic guitar parts, effect-heavy synthesizer soundscapes, nonchalant bass grooves and patented percussive furies into a literal wall of sound. Solemn, chin-to-chest vocals dance in and out of the primordial sonic spectrum, creating a warm pillow to rest a weary head upon.

Named after a song from Can’s 1969 debut Monster Movie, The Montreal, Canadian band Yoo Doo Right are truly something special. Their debut album “Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose” melds post-rock’s twisty mystique with krautrock’s contagious pummelling and space rock’s hypnotic drone. Sometimes vigorous and verging on total collapse and sometimes delicate and measured, it’s a gift that never stops giving. They really nail this push and pull on the seven-minute scorcher “1N914,” a brawny yet intricate track that folds in shoegaze and psych. “Join, Be Curst” even taps into dusty death rock, while mighty closer “Black Moth” adopts doom metal throbs. While many post-rock or psych artists are content with merely trotting out these genres’ respective tropes, Yoo Doo Right are hellbent on breaking new ground. With their ever-evolving, smouldering guitars and synth tidal waves, you never know what’s coming down the pike with this album—apart from impressive musicianship and dynamic song writing—but rarely does a note or mood feel out of place.

Part interstellar ear-worms, part sonic experimentations, their upcoming opus sees the trio relentlessly chase, and successfully capture, the very essence of their art, resulting in layered bombastic tracks ranging from mechanical krautrock to audacious space rock.

Released May 21st, 2021

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