Contemplation Theme I by SAMUEL YURI

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Contemplation Theme I by SAMUEL YURI

Based out of São Paulo, Brazil, the multi-talented composer, guitarist, keyboardist, and singer Samuel Yuri is truly one of the finest musicians of our present age. Yuri musical tastes range from rock to classical, and he also has a vigorous interest in soundtrack instrumental recordings. Yuri’s musical expertise can be discovered and experienced by listing to his songs and compositions, as is the case with Contemplation Theme I.

Released in 2017, Contemplation Theme I is a brilliantly composed instrumental track. Yuri is able to capture our attention with pianist charm. The track begins with entries of soft piano measures, which build upon chords of enchantment and some improvisation. The melody is warm and cynically sparse in the opening development of its landscape. Yuri adds various layers of the piano to the song’s existing pattern and on the latter half of the track plugs in some nice ascending guitar riffs. Contemplation Theme I fulfills its responsibility, as it is able to move its listeners into a cerebral mood. Samuel Yuri does an excellent job in communicating with us through the use of instruments, giving Contemplation Theme I purpose and depth. Bravo!

Samuel Yuri – Storm: Instrumentally-Driven Grunge Catharsis

I’m yet to happen across a track by Samuel Yuri that I haven’t instantly fallen in love with. ‘Storm’ from his latest album ‘Epic Scales’ was certainly no exception to this rule.

With a grungy sensibility the track unfolds under a slightly more antagonistically raucous sensibility than the other tracks from the album. But the muddy reverb and the biting lyricism certainly wasn’t lost on me, neither were Samuel Yuri’s intensely gruff vocals which were almost delivered in a spoken word capacity. Each aspect of the track is powerful enough to make you feel like you’ve just been taken upon an epic aural journey by a track with a tempo which will almost guarantee guitar-driven catharsis.

If you’re a fan of Megadeath, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Nirvana or Soundgarden chances are that the decadently raw track will go down a storm. So, it would seem that Samuel Yuri chose a pretty apt name for the single!

You can check out Samuel Yuri’s track Storm for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Keep up to date with all of the São Paulo based artist’s latest releases by following him via Facebook, after devouring the entire Epic Scales album, it’s safe to say that I’m left with an appetite of high-octane instrumentally captivating Alt Rock that I’m sure only Samuel Yuri can deliver.

Review by Amelia Vandergast