Album Review of Locus by Great Ytene.

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Locus by Great Ytene

Release Date: Feb 24, 2017
Record label: Faux Discx
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Locus - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Having played in other bands for over a decade, the collective members of Great Ytene aren't exactly new kids on the block. Having initially formed eight years ago as Colours - check out their reverb-laden 2012 single 'Drip Haze' - they changed their name four years later. Reemerging as Great Ytene, with it came a more conscious urge to experiment and 2014's self-titled debut EP bore the earliest fruits of their labours.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Taking their name from an archaic term referring to the New Forest region of England's South Coast, London-based quartet Great Ytene first made their debut in 2013 with a pair of dark psych-pop singles. Not long after, they signed with Bella Union, releasing an album-length six-song EP for the label before losing both their label deal and all of the audio files for their follow-up release due to a technical issue. Heading back to the drawing board, Great Ytene emerged reinvented and reinvigorated in early 2017 with Locus, a clamorous mix of shadowy post-punk, Krautrock, shoegaze, and psych.

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