Post punk is dead. But before everyone bins their JOY DIVISION tote bags, one thing needs to be said: it`s better that way! Post punk wasn’t created to be alive or to represent vitality. Post punk was, is and will always be a gaze into the void, an echo of a broken world which possibly won`t be the same tomorrow. Back in the 80s, tortured crossover artists such as Curtis, Coleman and Smith transformed the atmosphere of an unsure morning into sound and did what THEN COMES SILENCE do nowadays.
yahyel have steadily made their quirky name widely known with their past three releases on different formats: 2015 saw an EP appear on Bandcamp before this year’s 7" and Tower Records-only CD single. Now, the Japanese band return with their debut full-length album. Originally formed by Shun Ikegai, Miru Shinoda and Wataru Sugimoto, yahyel have now grown to a quintet with a VJ and a drummer.