Yoni Wolf is a genius and his first record is proof of that. Expanding on the sounds he made with Greenthink, cLOUDDEAD, Reaching Quiet, and Hymie's Basement, Yoni's first official release as WHY? is as impressive as it is mind-boggling.
His melodies hang in the air, homespun like Saturday afternoon arts and crafts, creating a lush foreground that contrasts something lovely with his minimalist production. This latest holds to that formula, and improves upon it.
From the first song it sounds rich and original.... It's as major a step as you'd expect-- really, as you'd demand-- from someone like Why?, not only for its sheer inventiveness, but the continuity that turns these lyrical snapshots into moving portraits.