Yves Jarvis: The Same But By Different Means

With a new name and a new identity, Jean-Sebastian Audet tells us what it means to be Yves Jarvis

Door Marc Zisman | Video van de dag | 15 maart 2019
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First he was Jean-Sébastien Audet, then he was Un Blonde and now he’s Yves Jarvis. Having also thrown his soul music out the window, one thing that hasn’t changed is his singularity. Even if you keep your eyes wide open when listening to {The Same But By Different Means}, you still feel like you’re in a dream. “Where the last record ({Good Will Come To You}) was the joy of the morning, and optimism," says the Montreal native, "this record is the pain of the night before sleep. I find it so painful before sleep, and this midnight blue is what this whole world is. The night is just completely imposed and weighing so heavily and this is much more difficult realm to walk around in, textually.” Taken out of context, his comment may seem a little obscure. But listening to The Same But By Different Means, it all becomes clear. With songs ranging from 14 seconds to 8 minutes long, Jarvis weaves a tapestry that’s as warming as it is bewildering. It’s like having one foot in a cosy slipper and the other in a steel vice. This avant-garde record goes against the grain and with its layers of ethereal vocal harmonies, it’s an album like no other. At least not on earth that is...





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