Take one listen to this album in full, no really, just listen to it one time through and we know that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Ben Shepard, is Yeyey, and he has crafted an amazing release with The Vision. This is part of our Cassette Subscription Series.
Ben Shepard’s latest effort is an exercise in contrast, spanning territories alien and natural, both stark and verdant. Assembled in Brooklyn and San Francisco, the record’s lush instrumentation surrounds an elegiac cast of supporting vocalists, contributed by members of M83, Farallons, and Gregor Samsa. Mercury Rev’s Jeff Mercel provides drums, with Juilliard master violinist Sarah Koenig-Plonskier comprising the overdubbed string section. A colorful collage of texture and shape, ‘The Vision’ is intricate, woven together like a melodic tapestry. The songs evolve over time, revealing new rooms with meticulous landscapes.