Richard Youngs

Genres: Instrumental Jazz New Age Pop / Rock World
Tags: folk experimental psychedelic lo-fi avant-garde singer-songwriter Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1966, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England. The reclusive multi-instrumentalist Richard Youngs is one of the most original artists to emerge on the UK music scene for quite some time. Youngs is based in Glasgow, Scotland, and in addition to his musical outpourings is also a part-time librarian and vegetarian cooking columnist. To gain some comprehension of the reasoning behind his oeuvre it is instructive to quote Youngs on himself: ‘What I release is perhaps the stuff that puzzles me the most. If I can work it out, it doesn’t interest me’.

Youngs records the majority of his albums at home on a portable studio set-up that allows him to utilize a variety of sound sources. His music ranges over a vast array of styles, taking in folk, progressive rock, avant garde, minimalism and experimental rock. The latter is particularly noticeable in his collaborations with Simon Wickham-Smith and Makoto Kawabata (of Japan’s Acid...

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