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Yonatan Gat - Universalists (LP, Album)

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Universalists is the second full-length studio album by Yonatan Gat released in 2018 on Joyful Noise Recordings. Gal Lazer plays drums, and Sergio Sayeg is on bass. The album was produced by David Berman of the Silver Jews and by Gat himself. Other personnel involved with the album's production included Kevin McMahon, Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening), Thor Harris (Swans) and many others. Several of the tracks sample Alan Lomax's European field recording from the 1950s.The album is noted for its advanced editing techniques and global musical perspective, with Spin describing it as: "an ambitious, sprawling record, a catalog of fever dreams, where styles and sounds dovetail in transparent sheafs of blotter paper...."The album takes its cues from the editing techniques of Teo Macero (Miles Davis' producer). Kanye West's style of editing and sampling on Yeezus and the Life of Pablo were also particularly influential to Gat's approach on Universalists. The music video for "Medicine" was inspired by the visual style of Jean Rouche, a French Documentary Film-Maker.At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, Universalists received an average score of 81, based on 6 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".

Release Info

Artist: Yonatan Gat
Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
Format: LP, Album
Country: US
Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
Released: 2018-05-04
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Avantgarde


A1 Cue The Machines
A2 Post-World
A3 Fading Casino
A4 Cockfight
A5 Medicine
A6 Projections
B1 Sightseer
B2 Dream Sequence
B3 Chronology
B4 The Imaginary

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