"An intimate album of hermetic spaces, Spirit Says Yes! is unafraid to show its seams. Its songs are assured and assuring, inviting the listener to take up residence inside their playful structures as they crystallize for the briefest of instants before returning to flux; always shifting, always searching. [...] These songs are balms for roving spirits. Gurgling and warping, they position themselves at the interstices of nation, place, and culture. They soothe and roar, folding jazz vocals and pastoral ambience into their fragile, steely structures. Stretching out their palms, they present themselves to the listener with faith and humor. There’s a strength to be gained in finding yourself, in finding home." - Tiny Mix Tapes. Web. 18 April 2017
Reissue of YATTA's original Spirit Said Yes! EP - remastered, including 2 bonus tracks, and pressed to pro-duplicated, purple transparent cassette housed in hand-assembled 100# French cover stock packaging with letterpress print and OBI strip. Limited edition of 100.
YATTA is a Sierra Leonean-American multidisciplinary artist based in New York and runs operations at art space and
collective, The Silent Barn. Digipoet and healer. An explorer of cultural, emotional, and identity history through incantations born out of loop pedal drones and folk acoustics.
"When I began writing these songs, I was back in the South for my namesake's funeral. Many of the samples within the EP come from recordings of burial hymnals and conversations that I had during my trip. The making of this album served as heart balm. Itwas my way of mourning and trying to construct meaning from family. It helped me ground myself in who I am, what I have to offer, what the matriarchs in my family have offered, and who they are guiding me to be after their passing."