LISTEN: Yllis’ Electronic Exploration of Pop via East-West Homogeny on ISLAND-01 EP

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MONSTER CAT’s frontman, Wang Wei Yang, has impressed us tremendously in his current incarnation as technomancing electronic act Yllis – just watch the digital corruption of ‘wiik’ and ‘Parade’’s emoji hell. Those two are only the first half of his debut EP ISLAND-01, a four-tracker that – extrapolating from what the man himself revealed to – is something of a sonic thesis on pop culture as filtered through the increasing homogenisation of Eastern and Western pop tropes, a phenomenon expedited by the always-on hyperconnectivity of this generation. Our presumptuous reading of the EP aside, the two previously unheard tracks from ISLAND-01, ‘Siamese’ and ‘Not-Even-Anything Land’, fulfil the promise of his art/alt-r’n’b influence – namely Autre Ne Veut – in its imperfect yet emotive vocals and intricate, shapeshifting, uniquely computer production.

Stream the EP below:

Watch the video accompaniment of ‘Not-Even-Anything-Land’ below:

Purchase the EP via iTunes here. Follow Yllis on Facebook here.