Yama Uba / Silhouettes
Album: Silhouettes   Collection:A-File
Artist:Yama Uba   Added:Dec 2023
Label:Ratskin Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2024-02-12 Pull Date: 2024-04-15
Week Ending: Mar 24 Mar 10 Mar 3 Feb 25 Feb 18
Airplays: 2 3 3 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 23, 2024: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Laura
4. Mar 07, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Angel
2. Mar 21, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Birthday Suit
Shapes
5. Mar 04, 2024: Virtually Happy
Shatter
3. Mar 09, 2024: Music Casserole
Facade
6. Mar 02, 2024: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Shapes

Album Review
Diego Aguilar-Canabal
Reviewed 2023-12-31
Dark gothic post-punk/darkwave/synth-wave from Oakland. Spooky and icy synths, throbbing bass, shimmering guitar over mid-paced beats and crooning chanteuse vocals conjure up a dark dungeon club atmosphere, perfect for parties with Altar de Fey, Mission UK, Sisters of Mercy and those goth kids who smoke cigarettes behind the bleachers. Fans of the aforementioned artists should crank this at their next dinner party with their fellow vampires. (FCC Clean, vocals have lots of reverb so lyrics may be too hazy to make out sometimes.)

1. (4:32) Plodding post-punk with dungeon synth lines, anthemic singing about disappointment
2. (3:33) more upbeat, bright stadium drums, energetic harmonies and handclaps, almost funky at times
3. (2:58) mid-paced angry punk anthem, Lydia Lunch singing at an underground British fashion show vibes
4. (3:48)** heavy post-punk pulse, a bit more rock’n’roll with a post-Soviet tinge like Molchat Dolma
5. (3:56) shiny surf guitar over a stuttering dub-like beat, mostly major-key and cherubic
6. (3:45)* groovy prog synth with some sultry sax and epic crescendos, like a gothic take on “Careless Whisper”
7. (4:13)* biting guitar melody, more upbeat drums, takes a while to build into an angsty punk-witch anthem
8. (3:14) super dark post-punk guitar burner, midpaced plodding with crisp drum machine claps and sultry spy-movie motifs
9. (5:31)*** haunting vocals echoing into a deep abyss, anthemic 80s guitar with a pounding Pat Benatar-esque triumphant cadence

Track Listing
1. Disappear   5. I'm In Love With A German Film Star
2. Shapes   6. Isolation
3. Shatter   7. Laura
4. Facade   8. Claustrophobia
  9. Angel