Yeh, Cs / Transitions
Album: Transitions   Collection:General
Artist:Yeh, Cs   Added:Nov 2012
Label:De Stijl Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-06-03 Pull Date: 2013-08-05
Week Ending: Aug 4 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 16 Jun 9
Airplays: 2 1 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 03, 2013: Meow
Don't Make Me Chase You
4. Jul 13, 2013: Ming Er
Don't Make Me Chase You
2. Aug 01, 2013: The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
5. Jul 10, 2013: Beach Blanket Bingo
Masculine Infinity
3. Jul 18, 2013: The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Something Forever
6. Jul 08, 2013: Fight or Flight
Whose Life

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-05-29
Diverse and sometimes-catchy experimental pop (not Burning Star Core or C Spencer Yeh's improv solo stuff). Lyrics, when you can understand them, range from wry and detached to genuine to corny. Album contains a wide array of instrumentation, effects and sounds (all of which are created by Yeh, accord to the De Stijl) and I tried and failed, or didn't try at all, to identify many of them. Eighties electro-pop vibe on several of the songs. Vocals sometimes sound like flat Ian Curtis. RIYL: John Maus, dark eighties electo, Jim O'Rourke-goes-pop (the concept, not so much the sound)

1. (2:32) Simple arrangement of guitars and drums. Sounds like slower, happier joy division. Not sure if this is an FCC, but he says "fornication" pretty clearly.
2. (4:04) Repetitive synth/arpeggiator, other electronic effects, occasional strings (or something that sounds like strings), meandering synths and drums. Wry, fatalist lyrics.
3. (2:56) *Choppy, crunchy guitar riffs, dissonant droning guitar in background, layered vocals on chorus.
4. (4:21) *Intro could be the start of a Paula Abdul song. Echoey vocals over a simple bass line (nice groove) and drum machine. Cheesy synth outro. This song is better than I'm making it sound.
5. (3:18) Techno-y beat, occasional breaks where the beat continues plus a weird/cool sound. Vocals kind of boring.
6. (3:17) *Repetetive beat and wavy synths, creepy slowed-down vocals. I think that's a voice? Keyboard melody.
7. (4:02) More eighties sounds. Layered, pitch-shifted and mostly indiscernible vocals.
8. (3:24) *Pretty straightforward guitars and drums, big pop hook. Lol: "countdown to impact/to the beat of my heart."
9. (2:42) Sporadic, thumping drums and piano. Trumpet and saxophone parts too. Lyrics almost sung-spoken. Sharp contrast with previous track.
10. (3:24) Synth/arpeggiator, thumping 4/4 beat, layered vocals with lots of effects. (Intentionally?) corny lyrics.

Track Listing
1. The New Guy   6. Don't Make Me Chase You
2. Starts With A Look   7. Rooms On Fire
3. Whose Life   8. Something Forever
4. Transitions   9. Laugh Track
5. Masculine Infinity   10. I Can Read Your Mind