Review: Pati Yang – ‘Wires and Sparks’ EP.Posted: March 22, 2012
A known musical export from Poland is a rarity. However, Pati Yang has made a name for herself in her homeland, already having released 3 EPs and also with the music she’s previously released with her side-projects, ‘Children’ and ‘FlyKkiller.’ ‘Wires and Sparks’ is the first of a few EPs to be released in 2012 and it’s definitely got something that the UK should be very interested in.
Hurts producer Joe Cross shaped the 4-track EP, so it wouldn’t be right if it didn’t sound like a classy collaboration of epic electro tracks. Title track, ‘Wires and Sparks’ is a poppy anthem with a concrete beat, something not so far away from the likes of Clare Maguire and Niki and the Dove. ‘Let Go’ and ‘Breaking Waves’ offer a big atmosphere. An atmosphere that feels like a close relative of the intense Hurts sound. The ploddy piano and a synth quivering on the verge of tears shake, ‘Breaking Waves’ with the ever-emotional words, ‘Deep down inside I hold your name.’ ‘Take a While’ is a monotonous sway-fest, the minimalistic verses sounding just a little to quiet. But if you like a 90’s pop revival and like singing the same lyrics over and over, then you’ll be in for a treat with this.
Judging from this EP, Pati Yang’s mission to ‘crack’ the UK could be accomplished. It will all depend on whether her next EP can withhold the same potential or even better, better this.
Out 9th April