The Same But By Different Means
The Same But By Different Means
The Same But By Different Means

Yves Jarvis

The Same But By Different Means

2019 | CD / LP | FLCR039

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  • But with The Same But By Different Means, Audet continues to create music that is at once warm, haunting, and unfamiliar while remaining singularly inviting and kind—a mélange that reflects both comfort and its counterpart. Good Will Come To You was celebrated universally for the things that make Audet’s work compelling: careful folk noir, tender R&B flourishes, pillowy vocal beds that somehow seem to neither begin nor end and a punkish ambivalence towards saccharine melodics that traditionally dominate the previous three structures.

     

     

    1. Celebration
    2. On My Grind
    3. Open Sesame
    4. I'm Free
    5. Rain Will Not Change
    6. I Felt The Evening Come Through The Window
    7. Brand New
    8. Exercise A
    9. Staying In Line
    10. In Harmony
    11. Who I Am
    12. Take Me Higher
    13. The Real Way
    14. Heat Of The Afternoon
    15. A Level Playing Field
    16. No Fronting
    17. The Time It Takes
    18. True Love
    19. Look At Me Deep (Mutual Love)
    20. Rain Cannot Change
    21. Trust Your Judgement
  • Yves Jarvis is a clean slate, a recasting of Montreal-based musician Jean-Sebastian Audet. Audet previously created under the name Un Blonde, a name which he says was, at one point, all he wanted.

    But of course, things change. “Now I’m at a place where I feel like when I hear it, I don’t like it because I don’t identify with it at all,” he continues. “I knew I needed something that I could identify with.” Each aspect of Audet’s work is immensely personal, and Yves Jarvis reflects this literally. Yves is Audet’s middle name, while Jarvis is his mother’s last name.

    He is thrilled to announce his new album The Same But By Different Means, to be released on March 1 via ANTI- Records and Flemish Eye Records in Canada.

    Each of Yves’s albums is informed and driven by colour; it is both a visual and thematic palette that reflects and refracts intentions. Un Blonde’s 2017 album Good Will Come To You was yellow, which Audet cites as his favourite colour. It is, for him, the colour of the daytime. Blue, the colour of The Same But By Different Means, is less endearing.

    “Blue is more so the colour that I think is imposed on me,” he remarks quietly. “Where the last record was the joy of the morning, and optimism, this record is the pain of the night before sleep. I find it so painful before sleep, and this midnight blue is what this whole world is. The night is just completely imposed and weighing so heavily and this is a much more difficult realm to walk around in, texturally.”

    But with The Same But By Different Means, Audet continues to create music that is at once warm, haunting, and unfamiliar while remaining singularly inviting and kinda mélange that reflects both comfort and its counterpart. Good Will Come To You was celebrated universally for the things that make Audet’s work compelling: careful folk noir, tender R&B flourishes, pillowy vocal beds that somehow seem to neither begin nor end and a punkish ambivalence towards saccharine melodics that traditionally dominate the previous three structures.

    These same qualities are present across The Same But By Different Means, a record that builds a delightful, imaginative framework from which to explore what it means to be Yves Jarvis. Songs on the record range from 14 seconds long to over eight minutes. The record’s title is itself a step further: with each new project, Audet adds a word to the title. “This year is my transition into Yves Jarvis where I’m not only widening the scope but deepening the picture altogether.” 

    Liner Notes

    All songs composed, performed, recorded, mixed by Yves Jarvis except: 
    Drums (#1,3,4,7,9,12,14,16) recorded by Peter Woodford at The Bottle Garden
    additional mixing of drums (#4,9) by Mark Lawson
    Mastered by Ryan Morey 

    Cover art and insert by Yves Jarvis 
    Back photograph by Colin Medley

  • The home-recording savant stitches together micro-epics into a sprawling expanse that feels both intimate and grand

    Pitchfork 8/10

    complexity rarely sounds 

    Exclaim! 7/10

     

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