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tom lea
30-11-2008, 02:45 AM
aka the kid from rio who killed himself at sixteen, had been recording music and putting it online, also left some to his parents i believe, and the police found more of it when they seized his computer because he'd been using a suicide forum. david byrne is putting out some of his stuff this month, and then there's a full album in feb, which i havent heard but is meant to be great.

full story here (http://www.myspace.com/yonlu), and you can download a lot of the songs here. (http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?showtopic=134042) obviously it's very sad, and if it gathers steam people will basically say they like it because of the story, and the songs will take second nature. which is a shame. at their most conventional, they're a bit like elliot smith, at their more adventurous, they're quite ariel pink-esque. even reminds me of arthur russell in his more experimental moods. anyway, check them out. i think they're worth it.

30-11-2008, 02:29 PM
As a complete geek, I actually used to post on Rllmukforum at the time that these events were unfolding. There was a thread, since deleted I think, in which a friend/relative reported Yonlu's death to the rest of the forum, complete with scans of Brazilian newspapers etc. A very strange time.

Hadn't actually heard about a record coming out, so getting news of this from a different forum is also rather surprising!

01-12-2008, 11:04 AM
just had a listen, some of this is really nice. "it's not another king kong" is mad.