Artist: Yawning Man
EP: YAWNING MAN “LIVE AT GIANT ROCK” (2020)
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
Influenced by all the pieces from the psychedelic to the folkloric, jazz, arduous rock, roots punk, world music- whereas arduous to explain, one might say the sound and temper of Yawning Man is visible and cinematic , heavy and melancholy, driving & daydreamy…
Yawning Man, who hail from the arid desert space of Southern California, have been enjoying, jamming, and recording since 1986, and are a extremely influential band. Most of their followers and people closely influenced by them contemplate them to be ‘the originators’ of all the “Desert Rock” motion/style.
“Yawning Man was the sickest desert band of all time. Oh, they’re the GREATEST band I’ve ever seen.- Brant Bjork (2002)
Brant was a member of the later fashioned, but in addition extremely influential arduous rock/desert rock band Kyuss, and the Yawning Man tune “Catamaran” was coated and included on their 4th album “And The Circus Leaves City”. Numerous bands, many hailing from the identical Desert turf the band was bred from, and much more, spanning not solely the US, however Europe and farther even but, have been influenced by Yawning Man.
It might be nearly 20 years after the band’s natural beginnings that the general public could be blessed with a full size LP, “Rock Formations”, launched in 2006 (Gary Arce on guitars, Alfredo Hernandez on drums and Mario Lalli on Bass). Different releases from the band embrace the Ep “Pot Head” with the addition of fellow desert musician Billy Cordell on Bass. “Vista Level” incorporates each of the aforementioned albums on one disc, and was launched in 2008 to appease the rabid followers who had been unable to pay the hefty costs for what restricted copies of the primary two albums existed. 2011 noticed the discharge of “Nomadic Pursuits”, a superb album according to their model and aptitude, but contemporary and intriguing as ever.
All through the instrumental cinematic rock landscapes of Yawning Man, the post-Ventures haunting melodies & composition of guitarist Gary Arce are continually being stretched, up-ended and despatched deep into darkish Pleasure Division territory, by the bizarre chords and heavy bass…