From Chicago, Yomí is a name that won't be familiar to many people quite yet, but after listening to her 10-track project "#THATHARPIST", it'll be impossible to forget about her.
Yomí plays the harp, sings, and produces which is an interesting combination that flourishes beautifully on this project. Her smoky vocals could remind you of sitting in a coffeeshop or basking in a garden of flowers, depending on how she uses them on which track. Lush and well-executed, "#THATHARPIST" elegantly crosses genre lines, jumping from experimental hip-hop to rich production, such as on "High Love" and "I Got It", harp-infused indie-experimental tracks like the opening "Blue Sky" and the last track "Alive". In between, there's the eclectic "Shokuji" that dives into territory more reminiscent of Teebs or older Tokimonsta material, with a tinge of Shigeto-inspired beats. Through it all, Yomí's signature harp melodies will keep your ears on constant ripples of peaceful clarity, calming but addictive at the same time.
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This project is highly underrated and should be getting more attention from literally everyone. It's inventive yet familiar, inspiring thoughts on how the melding of different instruments, collaborators, and the sonic brand of the music creator can largely influence the way you might think about what a music genre means, or whether it even matters at the end of the day. Give it a spin and save it forever.
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