Richard Youngs – Memory Ain't No Decay
Memory Ain’t No Decay is the prolific, Glasgow based, experimental artist Richard Youngs' new album on Wayside & Woodland Recordings.
The premise was simple; instead of offering Richard a style or genre for him to refract through his unique filters and facets, Wayside’s Ben Holton (epic45/My Autumn Empire) offered him a list of sorts, reflecting the ethos of the label as a whole. One of absorbing and reflecting the environment in which we live.
The list included: degradation of memory, decay, change, loss, the beauty of abandoned buildings and places, post-industrial wastlelands, 'edgelands', 'unofficial countryside', grass verges, woodland between housing estates. From these somewhat ethereal starting points, Richard set about recording an album.
Memory Ain't No Decay is not a concept album. It is merely the sound of Richard Youngs stretching out over long one chord song-jams. On this, possibly his 147th album, Youngsian zero histrionics inform all three tracks.
Intimately expansive and expansively intimate it's about multiple guitars and one voice simply making music that leaves everything as it is.
Edge Of Everywhere [15:45]
Still Learning [11.15]
Not For My Eyes [5.39]
Pressed on transparent red vinyl
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