White Elephant~ PLVS VLTRA (a solo music project by Toko Yasuda of St. Vincent)
While on a hiatus, St. Vincent’s mini-Moog player continues to be playfully creative. This is another song from the new PLVS VLTRA album, “Yo-Yo Blue”, on Field Hymns Records.
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Rippling like a thumbed-through flip book of vaporous, hazy memories or maybe like a box of old photos left to the devices of the wind, Yo-Yo Blue feels like a curated tour of a fevered dream. Replete with childhood recitals, fragments of half-remembered stanzas and sumptous j-pop interludes, we sense that this was a life lived well and well lived. As the shadows fall around our eyes and the summer skies turn from pink to the bluest-black the sensation of being lifted and rocked slowly slips away…
PLVS VLTRA is Toko Yasuda, formerly of Enon.