Yppah Moved to California and Made the Album He'd Been Dreaming Of
The Texas native has made a name for himself as an ambient electronic rocker for the past six years, making sparse sounds into comfortable tunes for the audience under the tutelage of Ninja Tune records.
Each of the 11 tracks on Eighty One shares a common theme of recreating memories. For instance, in the opening track "Blue Schwinn," the song begins with the sound of giggling and then manages to recreate the warm, shiny sound of adventure, interspersed with hip-hop beats.
In comparison to his first two albums, You Are Beautiful At All Times and They Know What Ghost Know, Corrales says that Eighty One reflects a more cohesive vision as an artist.
"With the first album and the second album, I felt like I was still experimenting and I didn't have a really solid direction, but [Eighty One] feels a lot different than the first two." Indeed -- it feels like an album he decided to make while he dreaming of moving to California to surf.
Yppah plays tomorrow night at the Echo.