Entropy is the measure of unavailable energy, more commonly understood as the measure of disorder. With no track on Yury‘s album bearing the album name, the word is set up to seep into the energy and movement of each song. It works, because though there is an order to the sounds that Yury unleashes, there is something rooted in chaos bubbling away under the surface. Something rare and permeating.
Take the lead track, “Growing Pains”, for example. An addictive synth rhythm drives the tune while Yury’s honest and aware lyrics chip away at your thought processes. The questions that he asks are powered by a wisdom he possesses: “Is this attainable or sustainable?”. Rhetorical questions are at home here, and a parallel is found at the end of the album on “Dogma”. The other lead single, “Intrinsically Motivated” plays with the way sound impacts and decays. Yury raps smoothly over a note set to reach its end and plays with echoes and repetition. About halfway through a new beat chimes in, keeping the listener on their toes.
From the music-box-esque hook of “New Beginnings” to the swell of breathing that opens entropy. with “Moments”, there is something visceral and almost haunting about the music. Yury’s flow of words both elevates the tracks to a place of thought, while grounding the listener in the real world as the electronics roll often into something otherworldly.
entropy. was written, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Yury, who is based in New York. Yury has been producing music since 2008, and has released 7 albums in the past 5 years. To hear more from Yury, check out his website, Facebook, SoundCloud and Bandcamp pages.