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Yak

The Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness

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cd + poster

Released: 8th Feb 2019

£12.99


lp + poster

Released: 8th Feb 2019

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limited deluxe indies exclusive gatefold beige lp + download

Released: 8th Feb 2019

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Yak move on from the garage punk of their debut, with a bold and ambitious (and wildly eclectic) follow-up - produced by Jason Pierce, sharing a restless spirit with the Spiritualized guru, it is a fascinating insight into the world of Oli Burslem - a man so dedicated on pursuing his artistic vision that he ended up sleeping in the back of his Citroen while recording.

Burslem may have gone through a tortuous recording process, but the finished product would seem to be more than worth it – the squalling riffs of ‘Pay Off Vs The Struggle’, or the fire and brimstone climax to ‘Layin It On The Line’ are just a couple of astounding moments on a record that is full to the brim of them. "It’s a record that’s rarely predictable, frequently unhinged and utterly indebted to the absolute nutter at the centre of it. And frankly, if you’re not even a little bit sucked in by the Sabbath psych reimagining of ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’ that ends ‘White Male Carnivore’ then you probably just need a bit more of whatever Oli’s having." - 4/5 DIY

 
 

 

The Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness

Tracklist

  1. Bellyache
  2. Fried
  3. Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness
  4. Words Fail Me
  5. Blinded By The Lights
  6. Interlude
  7. White Male Carnivore
  8. Pay Off VS. The Struggle
  9. Encore
  10. Layin’ It On The Line
  11. This House Has No Living Room (Featuring J.Spaceman)