Conceived in a space time out of time – music from the sonic elders, given to the Earth.
I’ve always been fascinated by Yurt’s psychedlic space rock.
They’ve cloaked themselves behind stage names for a long time, so it’s fantastic to now see them step forward to explain their music to John Mulvaney for the latest in his superb Fractured series.
Yurt’s music really takes you away. That swirling, churning palette of riffs and movements is just immersive. Its pulsing feel belies a steely technicality though – albeit rightly not the type they call ‘watered down shit”.
The craft that they put into it is clear from John’s video. And in fact what I find most intriguing about them in this is how little of a care they give for the expectations of others.
Those are always the best bands. Yurt are doing and have done their own thing since the start – and its that quality that as ever makes this insight into their music, and that of the Irish scene generally, so essential.
– Film by John Mulvaney ::: 26/10/16