Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Arthur & Yu - In Camera

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

In Camera

Arthur & Yu

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

The phrase "in camera" is sometimes used to describe movie visual effects (such as fades, dissolves, or wipes) that are done on the cheap during shooting rather than on an optical printer after the fact, and there's a vague similarity of purpose between this sort of technique and the echoey, lo-fi production that dominates the first album from Seattle indie folkies Arthur & Yu. While the simple, pared-down approach on In Camera may well have been dictated by finances or lack of experience, it also meshes beautifully with the feel of this music, and adds a level of aural personality to these melodies that might not have been present in a more high-tech recording. Grant Olsen's songs are stark but beautiful even at their most cryptic, and his harmonies with Sonya Westcott sound like the dreamy voices of stoned sirens calling out across the avenue late at night. While Olsen and Westcott's approach clearly reaches back to '60s folk-rock, it's hard not to hear echoes of the third Velvet Underground album or a bare-bones variation on Lee Hazlewood's collaborations with Nancy Sinatra at the same time, and the ghostly layers of keyboards and percussion that hover in the background punctuate the acoustic guitars to fine effect. In Camera is such an effective debut that one almost fears what might happen if Arthur & Yu are given a bigger budget and a better studio for their next project, but they show so much talent here as they make the most of so little that one can hope they'll do at least as much with a bit more.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

More info

In Camera

Arthur & Yu

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Absurd Heroes Manifestos
00:03:58

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

2
Come To View (Song For Neil Young)
00:03:25

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

3
There Are Too Many Birds
00:02:55

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

4
Afterglow
00:03:47

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

5
Flashing The Lobby Lights
00:02:43

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

6
1000 Words
00:02:40

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

7
Lion''s Mouth
00:05:13

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

8
The Ghost Of Old Bull Lee
00:02:42

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

9
Half Years
00:03:22

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

10
Black Bear
00:04:11

Arthur & Yu, MainArtist

© 2007 Hardly Art ℗ 2007 Hardly Art

Album Description

The phrase "in camera" is sometimes used to describe movie visual effects (such as fades, dissolves, or wipes) that are done on the cheap during shooting rather than on an optical printer after the fact, and there's a vague similarity of purpose between this sort of technique and the echoey, lo-fi production that dominates the first album from Seattle indie folkies Arthur & Yu. While the simple, pared-down approach on In Camera may well have been dictated by finances or lack of experience, it also meshes beautifully with the feel of this music, and adds a level of aural personality to these melodies that might not have been present in a more high-tech recording. Grant Olsen's songs are stark but beautiful even at their most cryptic, and his harmonies with Sonya Westcott sound like the dreamy voices of stoned sirens calling out across the avenue late at night. While Olsen and Westcott's approach clearly reaches back to '60s folk-rock, it's hard not to hear echoes of the third Velvet Underground album or a bare-bones variation on Lee Hazlewood's collaborations with Nancy Sinatra at the same time, and the ghostly layers of keyboards and percussion that hover in the background punctuate the acoustic guitars to fine effect. In Camera is such an effective debut that one almost fears what might happen if Arthur & Yu are given a bigger budget and a better studio for their next project, but they show so much talent here as they make the most of so little that one can hope they'll do at least as much with a bit more.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Debussy – Rameau

Víkingur Ólafsson

Debussy – Rameau Víkingur Ólafsson

The Köln Concert (Live at the Opera, Köln, 1975)

Keith Jarrett

Idle Moments

Grant Green

Idle Moments Grant Green

Philip Glass: Piano Works

Víkingur Ólafsson

Philip Glass: Piano Works Víkingur Ólafsson
You may also like...

Palais d'argile

Feu! Chatterton

Palais d'argile Feu! Chatterton

Folklore (Explicit)

Taylor Swift

Folklore (Explicit) Taylor Swift

Fetch The Bolt Cutters

Fiona Apple

What Kinda Music

Tom Misch

What Kinda Music Tom Misch

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

Billie Eilish

In your panoramas...
Nordic electronic in 11 artists

The musicians of Northern Europe have always brought their personal Arctic twist to all genres of music, and the world of electronic music is no exception. Here’s an overview of 11 Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish artists who have taken techno, house, disco and dub towards new horizons.

And then Nirvana Killed Rock

Thirty-four years ago, Nirvana was born: the most unexpected punk swerve of the end of the 20th century. A rocketing career, international hits, hordes of fans and a tragic epilogue for this worldwide phenomenon. And what if Kurt Cobain’s band was none other than the last band in the history of rock? The ultimate generational phenomenon of genre, if not its last myth.

Jack White, The Saviour of Rock

From the White Stripes to his time in the solo wilderness, Jack White has been foretelling the doom of a clapped-out rock'n'roll. The genius with a thousand projects has a new prophecy: rock is coming back. While we await its return, here's a look back at the White phenomenon.

In the news...