James Yuill makes eARs happy

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This is tremendous news, James Yuill, who released his debut album ‘Turning Down Water for Air’ back in 2008, has given it the remix treatment, meaning a remix album and an excuse for me to blog about one of my favourite singles of the year, ‘No Surprise’.

I first heard of James a few years ago when I was living in North London, my then neighbour, Joel, who runs eARmusic, told me it’d be a crime not to check him out, so I did, and Joel wasn’t wrong. He’s incredible.

James Yuill – No Surprise

The original album version is a beautiful, warm and catchy pop song with wooden xylophones and touching lyrics. The Earth mix is a stripped down version, ‘acoustic’ if you will with some brilliantly subtle guitar work, whilst at the other end of the spectrum the fire version is full on electronica, a dirty bass and some piano’s (I am loving Piano’s at the moment for some reason) which I’m sure my tinny headphones don’t do justice. Anyway, there’s literally a version now for all occasions, well, there is if you want to drop in The Operators remix, a bit more, dare I say, trance-y, which I’ve included as well. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, the elusive Peter Dragontail had a go at a remix too, which is a bit different to the others, minimal is the wrong word, laid back electronica is probably a better word.

So, take a listen, and then go out and buy his album, it’d be a crime not to.

James Yuill – No Surprise (Earth)

James Yuill – No Surprise (Fire)

James Yuill – No Surprise (The Operators Remix)

James Yuill – No Surprise (Peter Dragontail Remix)

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2 Responses to “James Yuill makes eARs happy”

  1. […] don’t know what to say to get you to listen to him, I think I said all I needed to in my previous posts about him. Both albums are on spotify, and I’m putting a couple of tracks below, including the […]

  2. […] don’t know what to say to get you to listen to him, I think I said all I needed to in my previous posts about him. Both albums are on spotify, and I’m putting a couple of tracks below, including the […]

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