The Same But By Different Means


Format: CD
Rel. Date: 03/01/2019
UPC: 045778759224

The Same But By Different Means
Artist: Yves Jarvis
Format: CD


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Yves Jarvis is a recasting of Montreal-based musician Jean-Sebastian Audet. Audet previously created under the name Un Blonde. Each aspect of Audetís work is immensely personal, and Yves Jarvis reflects this literally. Yves is Audetís middle name, while Jarvis is his motherís last name. His music is idiosyncratic neither by design or by chance; it just is. It mutates and shifts, as he does, through cycles and phases. Yves Jarvisí new record, The Same But By Different Means, is a new cycle. With The Same But By Different Means, Audet continues to create music that is at once warm, haunting, and unfamiliar while remaining singularly inviting and kindóa mťlange that reflects both comfort and its counterpart. Un Blondeís 2017 LP Good Will Come To You was celebrated universally for those things that make Audetís work compelling: careful folk noir, tender R&B flourishes, pillowy vocal beds that somehow seem to neither begin nor end, and a punkish ambivalence towards saccharine melodics that traditionally dominate the previous three structures. Asked for a message he hopes his listeners receive, Audet simply says, ďI really have to ask: talking or listening? Thatís all I want to ask with anything I do now, I think. Itís this spectrum and itís this dichotomy that Iím interested in exploring. Both sides of everything, and everything in between.Ē Jean-Sebastian Audet presents Yves Jarvis. The same, but by different means.