Happy release day! After great anticipation and lovely previews, we are thrilled to present you our new album, “First.” Written by Ryan Lott of Son Lux over five frenzied winter weeks, and produced by Thomas Bartlett, the record is the debut release on our very own Communal Table Records. Please visit our online store
for easiest access to “First” and our previous records.
“First” was conceptualized by the members of yMusic well before any of its music was written. After commissioning songwriters on our first record, and utilizing experimental production on our second, “First” is an attempt to build a record of chamber music which emulates the flow and structure of a rock record: 11 tracks, 40 minutes, Side A/Side B.
To further this concept, yMusic chose to work with a single creative team, in this case, a composer paired with a producer. Instead of tasking the composer with creating an entire album’s work in isolation, this pairing allowed for feedback, encouragement, and redirection. The album was made quickly- two days of rehearsal, two days of tracking, one day of mixing- and then set aside while we toured with Jose Gonzalez and Ben Folds throughout 2016. When the dust settled and we came back to the project, we found we had created something really special. A true collaboration in the best sense, it’s greater than the sum of its parts.