"Lush and Immersive...summons an elusive mood of longing within the sonic wonderment."
"Mesmerizing and dreamlike, Melt is an extraordinary release, seeking endless complexity and intrigue."
"A cracking debut of invention and intrigue by this New York based trio. The best way to experience Melt is to sink into it shorn of expectations. Here, the listener can really let the bubbling melodies, chanted mantras and delicious textures take hold. Once bitten, it’s unlikely Melt will let go of one’s attentions soon. An exquisite new breed to behold."
"Melt is the alternate universe you’ve been searching for. A stunning debut."
"Some records are defined by the time and place of their creation, but Young Magic's piecemeal approach has the opposite effect. It doesn't sound like it came from a certain somewhere, but rather, everywhere. At once pulverizing and pristine, it's an HD stunner."
With Young Magic’s recently released debut album Melt now gracing the shelves of stores throughout the world, the NYC based outfit are midway through a full year of touring, taking in some of the many cities the debut was recorded in.
The last year has been a busy one for the ensemble, comprising of Melati Malay, Isaac Emmanuel and Michael Italia, who assembled their debut album from various recordings created whilst traversing the four corners of the earth.
Completing the debut mid-year for Carpark Records, the band began playing live in 2011 travelling to Iceland as part of Airwaves festival, touring as main support for Youth Lagoon nationally throughout America and Canada, followed by 2012 US tours with Korallreven, Bear In Heaven, and the the bands own headline tours across North America and UK /Europe.
February 2012 saw the release of Melt with the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, XLR8R and BBC amongst a plethora of other publications and blogs singing the albums praises. Remixes quickly surfaced online including cuts by Purity Ring, S.Maharba and Matthewdavid, all offering their interpretations of various tracks that appeared on Melt.
Featuring Leif Podhajsky’s breathtaking cover art, on either vinyl, cassette tape, compact disc or digital download, Melt from Young Magic is in stores now. Get your hands on the record, and let the music speak for itself.