Tuesday, May 29, 2007

YACHT: I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real
release: May 8, 2007 (Marriage records)
styles: laptop indie electronic experimental
similar: Capital K, Cornelius, Emperor X, Mixel Pixel
rating: ***1/2

Hey YACHT, *your* magic is real. This cd came with a magic wand so i can be just like YACHT (who of course is from Portland, OR). That is super rad. I Believe in You is what Beck would have been doing if he was starting out in 2007 with laptops. Primary person Jona Bechtolt (with guests, mostly people singing) is also now a member of cutie indie electronic act the Blow. With YACHT he's slightly more experimental. Only slightly. He's able to make simple statements about working the job and consumerism without being preachy in "We're Always Waiting" and says other profound yet simple things such as "if you say it outloud you can make it happen" and "love what you do, do what you love." It's bouncy and laptop-beat-driven and sometimes danceable! YACHT has stepped up his game. Which is good because he's got dates with LCD Soundsystem and Architecture in Helsinki. He's gotta take it to the next level and be grand master wizard. -Kenyon

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