“With diverse influences ranging from the folk-rock ballads of Nick Drake to more progressive productions turned out by the likes of Radiohead and the Chemical Brothers, it's no wonder that Yuill's tunes fall somewhere in between. The uber-talented singer/songwriter/composer's folktronica sound blends traditional acoustics and down tempo vocals with digital sounds and techno enhancements. Once a street performer by day and a club personality/DJ by night, Yuill has taken his past careers and successfully transformed them into a unique sound suitable for early morning birds and night owls alike.” – Trendcentral.com
Known for his ability to brilliantly walk the line between folky singer/songwriter and electronic DJ, James Yuill releases a new digital version of his debut album Turning Down Water For Air today. Turning Down Water For Air: Earth & Fire Versions is a re-recording of Yuill’s entire debut album; he actually turned each track on its head to create new versions in the opposing style to that in which they were originally conceived.
Stand-out tracks like “No Pins Allowed,” “No Surprise,” and “This Sweet Love,” which were originally more electronic-tinged are now stripped down and called “Earth Versions.” The folkier original album tracks like “How Can I Lose” and “You Always Do” are now laced with an electronic edge, making these “Fire Versions.” (DOWNLOAD "This Sweet Love: Earth Version.") You can check out the full album for a limited time on AOL/Spinner here.