Yves Jarvis sounds like the creative partner Peter Gabriel he was never blessed with having. On “Semula”, Jarvis blends the indie-folk production values of his music, with African rhythmic influences, and a swelling guitar sound reminiscent of Hendrix at his most adventurous.
Gabriel dreamed of a time when world music would be pop music. here it is. Yves Jarvis is starting to be less and less influenced by modern Western music by the sound of this.
What he is left with, similar to much of the great music produced in West Africa, for example, is true soul music, that lives and breathes as long as it gets to be experienced by others.