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Yams (Single)

by Uncivilized

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Yams is an instrumental single from the "freak-folk-jazz" collective Uncivilized. Originally recorded at a living-room studio by Julian Cubillos in 2013 (and mastered by KRAMER of The Butthold Surfers soon thereafter), the track has been sitting in the vaults since the closing of the Tiny Montgomery Records studio in 2016.

Releasing May 1st, 2020, aka "May Day", which was originally a ritual "for the celebration of the return of spring, that originated in ancient agricultural rituals" and later became associated with the Labour Movement—these days it's known officially as "International Laborer's Day" (Encyclopedia Britannica).

The track sounds paganistic, with tribal double-percussion and sweeps of rustic woodwinds alongside Dominic Mekky's demented laptop sparks and warbles while some finger-picked galloping leads the vessel to anthemic heights—a Mingus-like waltz for the comedown. . .



released May 1, 2020


Kyle Wilson — tenor sax
Ben Flocks — tenor sax
Levon Henry — alto sax
Tristan Cooley — flute
Adriel Williams — violin
Nick Jozwiak — cello
Mathieu Rousseau — double bass
Nick Jost — double bass
Eric Read — percussion
Rachel Housle — percussion
Dominic Mekky — keyboard, sound design
Tom Csatari — electric guitar, effects, slide guitar

Recorded live by Julian Cubillos at 77 Linden Blvd. in Flatbush, Brooklyn on May 10th, 2014.

Mixed by Julian Cubillos and Tom Csatari in locations across greater New York City and beyond.

Mastered by KRAMER at Noise Miami.

Album cover is a scan of Eric B. Hare's ‎– Sweet Potatoes (A Story Of Fuzzy Wuzzy Land): Chapel Records ‎Vinyl, 7" – R-726


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“UNCIV” is short for “Uncivilized”.

UNCIV MUSIC is the syndication entity aimed at spreading the word about the music, concepts and action behind “Uncivilized”. What is beyond? info@unciv.org

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