Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs – YMFEES
Legendary NYC spoken-word artist Leslie Winer (beloved for her 1990 just-proto-trip hop album Witch) converges with the deadpan dub of Athens' Jay Glass Dubs for Bristol's Bokeh Versions. They tell the story:
"The unyielding elegance of YMFEES was built up over email. Jay would send primal skeletal beats that Leslie would return with new text and vocal responses overdubbed. Answer tracks. All orchestration and production was finalized in Jay’s Athens studio in the first months of 2017, after extensive sessions at a small cottage on the Ionian Sea. For Jay Glass Dubs, Leslie Winer’s voice and words worked as a compass to evolve a sound far beyond his initial ferric offerings.
The request-response approach that helped shape YMFEES sonically extends to artist Iris Touliatou’s concretely sensual arrangement for the album’s artwork — illustrating the hypertextual content within an equally hypertextual context."