Yumi And The Weather is the wavy seaside guitar-electronica & rhythmically led pop of Ruby Taylor.
In the autumn of 2012 she self-produced her first released track ‘Not Again’ at home in Brighton and put it online. Coupled with remixes from Ambassadeurs, Manni Dee & FleshCat, the perking of ears was not late to follow as the tracks were picked up by the likes of 22TRACKS, XLR8R, The Line Of Best and DIY among others. A video for her 2013 follow-up single ‘Must I Wait’ attracted further intrigue to her idiosyncratic DIY pop.
Comprising of these two singles and a brand new track in the shimmering, bass-heavy ‘All We Can’, the eponymous debut EP is an impressive introduction to Yumi And The Weather’s equally catchy and thoughtful sound, bringing together her own brand of lo-fi beach garage with atmospheric synths & richly layered melodies
The EP comes bundled with premium reworks of the track from R&S's Vondelpark and rising producers Earlybird (Kudu Blue) & Kiwi.
released October 21, 2013
All tracks Written, Recorded, Produced, Mixed & Performed by Ruby Taylor @ Yumislavia Studio, Brighton. Mix assisted by Mark Dobson
Track 1& 6, Saxaphone by Will Rathbone, Track 2 & 5, Percussion by Chris Kirkham,
One of the defining synth-albums, at least for me. Great melodies, strong mid-tempos beats, excellent use of interesting samples. Not everything is pure gold and especially the collaborations are weaker in my eyes, but still, there is so much good here, that I now bought it twice as a hardcopy. I never did that before. gonzo009