I've known of the album A Society In Which No Tear Is Shed is Inconceivably Mediocre…  by Yonlu for a little bit now, but was reminded of him tonight when a friend sent over some home-made music that was reminiscent of this.  Yonlu's music is more than deserving of a dedicated blog post...

It's already a pretty melancholic collection of home-made songs, but that is overshadowed by Yonlu's suicide at age 16.  Apparently, in a last note, he told his parents to listen to his music when they missed him.  Ugh. Heartbreak.

This is a really lovely album with some beautiful yet simple melodies, sound exploration, and hauntingly sad lyrics.  Take off your hat and give it a spin.


Aaron J said...

That's heavy stuff to know before jumping in to a listen. I haven't heard of this though, so I'll give it a (digital) spin.

Mariann said...

I know, sorry! hahaha But it's just the plain ol' truth. sigh. : (