On Sundry Rock Song Stock, Yves Jarvis continues to refine his creative approach to the core of his being, where music and life
intertwine in harmonious fashion. The latest album from the Montreal-based musician fuses genre elements into a symbiotic
relationship where wistful folk, tender R&B, pastoral prog, and musique concr te experiments feed into one another to grow lush
new forms. Though he maintains an air of mystery with his lyrics, Jarvis's whisper-soft words can be interpreted as both deeply
personal and politically motivated in ways we haven't heard from him before.
While Jarvis' 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means stretches out across 22 sonic sketches ranging in length from 14
seconds to eight minutes, Sundry Rock Song Stocks takes a more traditional approach with its 10 concise tunes. Jarvis's preferred
self-contained process found him recording every instrument, mixing the album, and even painting the portrait on its cover. The
only outside contribution came from engineer Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Peter Gabriel), who helped roll tape while
Jarvis played drums.