CD Review: Yppah "Tiny Pause"

By Jon D'Auria ,

No matter how far out and experimental multi-instrumentalist Joe Corrales Jr. gets with his electronic rock orchestrations, his rumbling, well-crafted bass lines always keep things grounded. His moody fourth album sports a variety of different bass tones on each track, and even when Corrales opts for synth bass, his groove-first mentality gives his lines the feel of an electric bass, no matter how contorted the sound. Highlights include fast-paced picking on “Little Dreamer” and steady finger work on “Bushmills.”